Lewis W. Hine: America at Work

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More than 300 photographs by Lewis W. Hine, whose trailblazing documentary images of early 20th-century working conditions helped to transform United States labor laws. This book covers all eras of Hine’s work, including his pictures of  child laborers, of new immigrants on Ellis Island, and of the construction of the Empire State Building. Photographer, teacher, and sociologist Lewis W. Hine (1874–1940) shaped  our consciousness of American working life in the early 20th century like no other. Combining his training as an educator with his humanist concerns, Hine was one of the earliest photographers to use the camera as a documentary tool, capturing in particular labor conditions,  housing, and immigrants arriving on Ellis Island. His images, including those of children in cotton mills, factories, coal mines, and fields, became icons of photographic history that helped to transform labor laws in the United States. 

Part of the Bibliotheca Universalis series.

  • Author: Lewis W. Hine and Peter Walther
  • Photographs: Lewis W. Hine
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Taschen, 2018
  • 544 pages, 7.7" x 5.5"
  • ISBN: 9783836572347                      
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