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Lewis W. Hine
Photographer Lewis W. Hine
(1874-1940) was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He studied sociology at
Chicago and New York universities, becoming a teacher, then took up
photography as a means of expressing his social concerns.
His first photo essay featured Ellis Island immigrants. In 1908,
Hine left his teaching position for a full-time job as an
investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee,
which was then conducting a major campaign against the exploitation
of American children.
From 1908 to 1912, Hine took his camera across America to
photograph children as young as three years old working for long
hours, often under dangerous conditions, in factories, mines, and
fields. Hine was an immensely talented photographer who viewed his
young subjects with the eye of a humanitarian.
In 1909, he published the first of many photo essays depicting
working children at risk. In these photographs, the essence of
wasted youth is apparent in the sorrowful and even angry faces of
his subjects. Some of his images, such as the young girl in the mill
glimpsing out the window, are among the most famous photographs ever
During World War I, he documented the plight of refugees for the
American Red Cross. He later documented the construction of the
Empire State building in 1930-1931 and even hung upside down from a
crane to photograph workmen.