For the first time in thirty years, the artists of the Photo League are being given a comprehensive survey. Titled The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936 - 1951, the exhibition brings collections from The Jewish Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art together — nearly 150 vintage photographs.

The artists of the Photo League captured revealing and compelling views of everyday life. While New York City was their undeniable focus (and most images here share moments from the Big Apple), the Photo League also pushed the boundaries of photojournalism across the United States and beyond. Their concern was exposing social problems, believing documentary photography a powerful vehicle in their quest.

The Radical Eye opens today (November 4, 2011) at The Jewish Museum, where it will remain through March 25, 2012.

Continue on for highlights from The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936 - 1951.

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