Lewis W. Hine: Children at Work

Lewis W. Hine: Children at Work

by Vicki Goldberg
     
 

Starting at the turn of the century, the self-taught photographer Lewis W. Hine, a former factory worker and teacher, devoted himself entirely to documenting the social conditions of his time. During almost a decade as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee he traveled throughout the United States, photographing child workers in mills,… See more details below

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Starting at the turn of the century, the self-taught photographer Lewis W. Hine, a former factory worker and teacher, devoted himself entirely to documenting the social conditions of his time. During almost a decade as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee he traveled throughout the United States, photographing child workers in mills, mines, and canneries, on the streets, and in the fields. These images were used by the NCLC in pamphlets, periodicals, and exhibitions in an effort to bring about legislation to curb child labor. But Hines photographs transcend basic documentation. His images became haunting reminders that spurred anti-child labor lobbyists into action and inspire emotions ranging from horror to sadness today Children at work represents some of the best and most moving examples of Hine's social documentary photography.

Editorial Reviews

Andrea Barnet
[A] selection of more than 90 of Hine's finest photographs...nothing takes away from the pioneering quality of Hine's achievement.
The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791321561
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
9.76(w) x 12.05(h) x 0.64(d)

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