May 26 — JACOB RIIS
Compassionate photographer, champion of the poor.
Riis’ Sleeping Children
MAY 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of VooDoo Economics.
ALSO ON MAY 26 IN HISTORY…
1799 — Black Russian poet Alexander S. Pushkin born.
1895 — Socially-aware photographer Dorothea Lange born, Hoboken, New Jersey.
1914 — Social realist photographer Jacob Riis dies, Barre, Massachusetts.
1976 — Nazi sympathizer and philosopher Martin Heidegger dies.
1977 — George Willig climbs World Trade Center, New York City.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective