I’d look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
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|Birth:||3rd May, 1849|
|Death:||26th May, 1914|
|Profession:||Journalist, Photographer, Social Reformer|
Jacob August Riis was born in Ribe, Denmark. He was a Danish-born American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography. He wrote several books include: How the Other Half Lives, The Children of the Poor, Out of Mulberry Street, The Making of an American(memoir), The Battle With the Slum, and Children of the Tenements.
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