Jacob Riis

Jacob Riis was a Danish American social reformer, “muckraking” journalist and social documentary photographer.

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it – but all that had gone before.

September 23, 2014 Jacob Riis ,