[This will remain so after Hurricane Katrina disappears from the front pages of our newspapers.] Long ago, ... it was said that 'one half of the world does not know how the other half lives.' ... It did not know because it did not care ... until some flagrant outrage on decency and the health of the community aroused it to noisy but ephemeral indignation.Jacob Riis
"Jacob August Riis" was a Danish American Reform movement/social reformer, "muckraker/muckraking" journalist and social documentary photography/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 endorsed the implementation of "model Apartment building/tenements" in New York with the help of humanitarian Lawrence Veiller. Additionally, as one of the most famous proponents of the newly practicable casual photography, he is considered one of the fathers of photography due to his very early adoption of Flash (photography)/flash in photography. While living in New York, Riis experienced poverty and became a police reporter writing about the quality of life in the slums. He attempted to alleviate the bad living conditions of poor people by exposing their living conditions to the middle and upper classes.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous journalists! More Jacob Riis on Wikipedia.