The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951″ exhibit at The Jewish Museum focuses on the New York Photo League that was formed in 1936 by young idealistic and mostly Jewish photographers that changed the view and course of documentary photography. The exhibit spans the years of the League’s run to 1951, a period that spanned the New Deal reforms of the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. A amazing highlight of the exhibit is “The Harlem Document”, a documentary series on 1932-1940 by photographer Aaron Siskind. The exhibit runs through March 25, 2012.

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Leading Photo: Jerome Liebling, Butterfly Boy, New York, 1949