Voices from the Photo League

January 17 – March 15

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 17 / 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Co-curated by Lili Corbus and Carolyn DeMeritt

The Photo League (1936–1951) was an extraordinary cooperative in New York City run by amateur and professional photographers dedicated to the medium they loved. Both artists featured in this exhibition, Sonia Handelman Meyer and George Gilbert, were devoted members active in the League throughout the 1940s. They focused their lenses on the city’s lively street life, neighborhoods, and citizens, creating photographs that convey their sensitivity to broader, humanitarian issues. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to learn about social documentary and its place in the politics of the post-war era through the eyes of two talented witnesses.

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Sonia Handelman Meyer
Man, Coney Island

George Gilbert
Untitled

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Sonia Handelman Meyer
Hebrew Immigration Aid Society

George Gilbert
Untitled