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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View From Above

Posted by on May 01 2012 | History, Other

Empire State Building Construction Worker Touching The Top Of The Chrysler Building
Date: 1930
Photo Credit: Lewis Hine
Property of: George Eastman House

Today the World Trade Center is once again the tallest building in New York surpassing the Empire State building.

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