This is an article from the spring 2016 issue of LSA Magazine. Read more stories from the magazine.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

The New York Photo League helped to transform how America saw and thought about cities in the 1940s, says Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History Deborah Dash Moore, by showing life as it was lived.

The league also provided a supportive network for photographers such as Sol Libsohn and others who photographed the hustle and bustle of a vibrant, active city, chronicling the lives of the diverse populations who lived in it.

Learn more about Professor Dash Moore’s research on the New York Photo League and the work of other Frankel Center for Judaic Studies faculty by watching the short documentaries below.

Watch Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History Deborah Dash Moore discuss the New York Photo League.

Assistant Professor Devi Mays discusses migration and transnational identitites.

Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies and Frankel Center Director Jeffrey Veidlinger discusses Eastern European and Central Asian Jewish history and identity.