The (Hi)Story in a Photo

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Date(s) - 07/17/2018 - 07/20/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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The (Hi)STORY in a Photo – Pioneering newspaper reporter Jacob Riis used photography to captivate audiences and spur change in the late 19th Attendees will explore Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives and discover the history of photography, see how photos are made, and learn how to use them to tell a story. Offered four days – Tuesday, July 17th – Friday, July 20th, 1-3pm each day. Recommended for 5th grade and up; parents/grandparents/caregivers are welcome to participate.

Participants are not required to have a DSLR camera. Participants may take photos with whatever medium is available to them – DSLR, Point & Shoot, Phone, etc.

All sessions are conducted by experienced, expert teachers.  The programs are free, but space is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Register by calling the Museum at 316-265-9314 or by email to

The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives is adapted from the exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half, organized by the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition was curated by Bonnie Yochelson and co-presented by the Library of Congress. It was made possible with major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Terra Foundation for American Arts, as well as support from D. Euan and Merete Baird, The Malkin Fund, Ronay and Richard L. Menschel, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrick’s Foundation, C. Flemming and Judy Heilmann, Kan and Lotte Leschly, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the John L. Loeb Jr. Foundation. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

The Museum is grateful to the Wichita Eagle, KSN-TV, Radio Kansas, Lawrence Photo Print & Frame, Dean Bradley & Patrick Habkirk, and Lee & Ron Starkel for their support of the exhibit and its programming.


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