Young Boys--Iron Range, Minnesota
1951 Jerome Liebling Born: New York, New York 1924 Died: Northampton, Massachusetts 2011 gelatin silver print sheet: 5 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. (14.6 x 18.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase in part through the Director's Discretionary Fund © 1970, Jerome Liebling 1990.67.1 Not currently on view
The son of a waiter in Depression-era Brooklyn, Jerome Liebling sympathized with “the folk who had to struggle to stay even,” and recognized unheralded individuals in his work. Liebling’s preoccupation with the human condition led him everywhere from a home for the blind to a slaughterhouse. He confronted difficult subject matter, usually avoided in mass media, with compassion.
A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Architecture Exterior - detail - fence
Landscape - Minnesota - Iron Range
photography - photoprint