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The Radical Camera

Time: April 19, 2012 to September 9, 2012
Location: Columbus Museum of Art
Street: 480 E Broad St Columbus
City/Town: OH 43215
Website or Map: http://www.columbusmuseum.org/
Phone: 614-221-6801
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Columbus Museum of Art
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2012

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Guided by a belief in the transformative power of photography, the Photo League took to the streets in the 1930s and 1940s to record the effects of poverty, war, racial inequality, and social injustice. Artists in the Photo League were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life.  Their focus centered on New York City and its vibrant streets – a shoeshine boy, a brass band on a bustling corner, a crowded beach at Coney Island.  Many of the images are beautiful, yet harbor strong social commentary on issues of class, race, and opportunity.  The Radical Camera exhibition explores the fascinating blend of aesthetics and social activism at the heart of the Photo League.

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