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New York Photo League and Documentary Style Photography

Aaron Siskind joined the New York Film and Photo League in 1932. As a leader in this group, Siskind aimed to let “the subject to speak for itself and in its own way.” The Harlem Document was a collective attempt by Siskind and fellow members, among them Morris Engel and Jack Manning, to accurately represent life in Harlem during the Great Depression. They exhibited their work throughout the city to draw attention to the pressing social issues that they observed.

© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1940, Aaron Siskind
© 1990, Aaron Siskind
© 1990, Aaron Siskind
© 1990, Aaron Siskind
© 1990, Aaron Siskind
© 1990, Aaron Siskind