The Village Voice's Photographers Captured Change, Turmoil Unfolding on New York City's Streets

The Voice played an important role in promoting and publishing social documentary photography. We interviewed editors and photographers on its role.

Just as the photographs of Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis communicated the horrors of child labor and tenement overcrowding in the early 20th century, Voice photojournalists such as Donna Binder, Ricky Flores, Lisa Kahane, T.L. Litt, Thomas McGovern, Brian Palmer, Joseph Rodriguez, and Linda Rosier conveyed the fears, rage and struggles of the city’s marginalized communities.