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Sid Grossman (1913-1955) has been described as the organizational genius behind the Photo League, which nourished photographers interested in the social value of their profession. During the 1940s, he directed the Photo League School, the only non-commercial photography school in America, where he taught classes in documentary photography. Grossman is remembered as an inspiring teacher, as well as for his series of Harlem images, produced for the Federal Arts Project of the Works Project Administration (WPA).