SundayArts is Now NYC-ARTS
Rebecca Lepkoff
Posted: September 5th, 2008

Since Jacob Riis first took photos of the slums on Mulberry Street in the 1890s, artists and reformers have used the Lower East Side to make social statements about the people who lived there. In the late 1930s, a young photographer named Rebecca Lepkoff simply went out into the streets and took pictures of the people she saw. Her book, LIFE ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE, provides an unusually clear window into what the neighborhood was like when she was young.

  • Marlis Momber

    What a wonderful film.
    Rebecca’s work can be seen at the Hamilton Fish Library at 415East Houston Str. just south of Ave.C.
    regelar libreay hours.
    go and sign up for special events all through the end of January 2008.
    Tommorow Tuesday Dec.9.2008 she will shoe some short films
    from 5pm-8pm. Wie and cheese will be served. There are 4 more women shoeing ntheir Images of The Lower East Side as well. we have been coined Women Photographers Dream Team:)

  • clayton patterson

    the movie is wonderful- of course with Rebecca Lepkoff and Suzanne Wasserman, who could go wrong– excellent work.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.