Lewis Hine – Photographer for Social Justice

Posted by on Sep 26 2012 | Photography

Portrait of Lewis Hine, ca. 1930

Happy, happy birthday to Lewis Hine – born this day in history in 1874. Lewis Hine is best known for his documentary work in the early 1900s – including child labor across the country, immigrants at Ellis Island, and workers atop the Empire State Building.

Last year New York Times LENS asked us  who Lewis Hine was, his character, and work. The Lewis Hine exhibition is currently in Rotterdam at the Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Lewis Hine photographing children at table in garden, ca. 1919

Lewis Hine playing tennis, ca. 1935

Portrait of Lewis Hine as small child standing by drum, ca. 1876

Lewis Hine photographing children, ca. 1910

 

 

 

 

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    Lisa Kribs-LaPierre is the former Manager of Online Engagement at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

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