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Jacob Riis

Shveima Associates worked in concert with the Interpretive Programs Office of the Library of Congress to provide exhibit design services for “Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives” which unites, for the first time, the Jacob A. Riis Papers from the Library of Congress and the Museum of the City of New York’s Jacob A. Riis Collection of Riis’s photographs.

The exhibition repositions Riis as a multi-skilled communicator who devoted his life to writing articles and books and delivering lectures nationwide to spur social reform. It examines Riis as a writer, photographer, lecturer, advocate, and ally and provide visitors with an opportunity to understand the indelible mark Riis’s brand of social reform left on the United States at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. The exhibition is on display in the South Gallery of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

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Michael Shveima
Exhibit Designer Charlottesville, VA