Lewis Hine’s Lasting Legacy
September 20, 2013 – January 12, 2014
International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Ave. (at W. 43rd St.)
Manhattan, NY 10036
American photographer Lewis Hine—who often used his camera as a method to elicit social reform—may be most famous for helping to change the child labor laws in the United States, but among his most fascinating (and least known) projects was as chief photographer for the National Research Project, an arm of the federal government that investigated changes in industrial technologies and what effect they had on future employment. This exhibition highlights 300 of Hine’s works taken throughout the Northeast in 1936 and 1937 that illustrated the working conditions in older industrial factories alongside those that were more productive. For more information, visit icp.org.
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