Social Forces Visualized: Photography and Scientific Charity, 1900–1920,
Exhibition catalogue, Columbia University, Wallach Art Gallery, 2011


Social Forces Visualized offers an innovative view of the beginnings of social documentary photography in the United States within the contexts of scientific charity, social work, and welfare reform. The catalogue includes over 125 photographs by Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, and Jessie Tarbox Beals, along with a selection of original illustrations, maps, exhibition panels, and publications in which many of the photographs first appeared.