Jacob Riis. 1904. Pach Brothers Portrait Photography. Jacob Riis was a Danish immigrant who spent much of his life arguing for social reform. He was a pioneer of flash photography - he found that he was able to capture images in the darkest corners of the slums, something that had never been previously possible. His work garnered the attention of Theodore Roosevelt, and they ended up becoming lifelong friends.
Invisible Children - Child soldiers in Africa’s longest running war - Northern Uganda. For the past 23 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Government of Uganda have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle. The Government of Uganda’s attempt to protect its citizens from this rebel militia has largely failed, resulting in an entire generation of youth that has never known peace / #child_soldiers #children_of_war
Dorothea Lange, Unknown photographer, 1935: Dorthea Lange was born in 1985 in Hoboken, New Jersey. She later moved to California. As a child, Lange had polio, which ended up twisting her foot, disabling for the rest of her life. Lange was given many awards for her photography, and was later asked to document life in Japanese Internment Camps. Lange worked mainly during the Great Depression.
Search for the Afghan girl- who is the girl with mesmerizing eyes from the iconic photograph. Sharbat Gula is the subject of Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl. The photograph was shot in December 1984.Source