Photographer lewis hine captured the appalling child labor conditions of early 20th century america in stark, history-making detail. Alison nordstrom, the curator of a retrospective of the work of the early 20th-century photographer lewis hine, has come to know him as the walt whitman of picture-taking. Working as an investigative photographer for the national child labor committee (nclc), lewis hine (1874-1940) portrayed working and living conditions of children in the united states between 1908 and 1924 the library of congress' national child labor committee collection includes more than. Lewis hine (1874-1940) was trained to be an educator in chicago and new york a project photographing on ellis island with students from the ethical culture school in new york galvanized his recognition of the value of documentary photography. Lewishinephotographscom is a photo blog dedicated to the photography of lewis wickes hine, an investigative photographer for the national child labor committee (nclc) lewis hine documented working and living conditions of children in the united states between 1908 and 1924.
Kids at work: lewis hine and the crusade against child labor by russell freedman and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. Lewis wickes hine (september 26, 1874 - november 3, 1940) was an american sociologist and photographer hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. Lewis hine's photographs of young children working in cotton mills and coal mines helped convince us lawmakers in the early 20th century to introduce new regulations. Follow the life of photographer lewis hine, known for his work with exploited child workers, at biographycom. Lewis hine is a major retrospective of this celebrated documentary photographer, reformer, and educator featuring more than 150 original prints dating from 1905 to 1937 as well as period publications, posters, and ephemera, the exhibition explores hine's use of photography to advance.
Sanna dulloway colorized several of lewis hine's iconic images of child laborers in the early 20th century. Like the slave quarters assessment, this question requires students to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of a document as historical evidence students with a sophisticated understanding of sourcing will explain that hine's photograph is useful in that it depicts young workers. Photographs, primarily by lewis hine, focusing on children, showing workers, working and living conditions, and educational settings about 5,100 photographs. When lewis hine started photographing children at work in 1908, child labour was pervasive in american industry his shocking images - from the cotton mills of carolina to the coal breakers in pennsylvania - helped bring about child labour laws. Lewis wickes hine, a former schoolteacher, cleverly faked his way into places where he wasn't welcome to document child labor.
An exhibition in new york highlights the child labour photos of lewis hine that shocked the us. Back to index child labor and lewis hine: his life and work vanessa raney 1 southern connecticut state university ee ction o o et i e i ine o oto a. Lewis w hine: lewis w hine, american photographer who used his art to bring social ills to public attention hine was trained as a sociologist he began to portray the immigrants who crowded onto new york's ellis island in 1905, and he also photographed the tenements and sweatshops where the.
- Background there is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers the object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work -- lewis hine, 1908.
- Lewis hine, who was best known for his use of photography as a means to achieve social reform, was first a teacher of botany and nature studies at the ethical culture school in new york.
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Lewis hine was a sociologist who used photography as part of his work and spent much of his life documenting the lives of impoverished workers and immigrants in and around new york. Find great deals on ebay for lewis hine and walker evans shop with confidence. Lewis wickes hine in 1874 lewis wickes hine was born to a shopkeeper family living off main street in the hinterland lumber mill town of oshkosh wisconsin. In 1908, photographer lewis hine traveled across the us to document child laborers and their workplaces his portraits were used by reformers to drive legislation that would protect young workers or prohibit their employment. Lewis wickes hine, posters and prints - discover the perfect print, canvas or photo for your space with artcom.