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What ideas and issues can you determine from these images?

Riis and Hassam both depicted New York City during the same period, yet they chose strikingly different subject matter. Speculate on the reasons for this difference. (SL.6.1, SL.6.2)

Hassam

Why do you think Hassam chose the colors and patterns that he did? Do you believe this is what the scenes actually looked like? (SL.6.1, SL.6.2)




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RIIS

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Riis was one of the first artists to use flash photography.
How did the stillness that this technology required affect his choice of subject matter and the time of day in which he worked? (SL.6.1, SL.6.2)


What ideas and issues can you determine from these images?

How are these ideas and images compare to those above?








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