Today is the 144th birthday of Lewis Hine. His iconic photographs of the early 20th century are immediately recognizable, much more so than his name. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Lewis Hines was a photographer known for his documentation of exploited child workers and government projects.
In 1906, Hine became the staff photographer of the Russell Sage Foundation. Here Hine photographed life in the steel-making districts and people of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the influential sociological study called the Pittsburgh Survey.
In 1908, he became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), leaving his teaching…
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