Joe Schwartz: Folk Photography - Poems I've Never Written
January 31 thru March 7
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 31,
6 to 9pm

Smith Andersen North is pleased to present  Joe Schwartz: Folk Photography - Poems I’ve Never WrittenJoe Schwartz (1913-2013) was born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Growing up in the hardscrabble neighborhoods of the city, he was keenly aware of the intense difficulties facing America's urban poor and in the 1930s, became politically active and joined the The Photo League of New York, teaching workshops alongside Margaret Bourke-White, W. Eugene Smith and Sid Grossman. During this time he began photographing everyday life on the streets of his childhood, focusing on the positive aspects of community life that transcended racial divides, especially the street “folk” games of children...