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ID: 500115193
 
Record Type: Person
Hine, Lewis Wickes (American photographer, 1874-1940)

Note: Lewis W. Hines is widely recognized as the outstanding exponent of social documentary photography in America. He began taking photographs in 1904, and soon realized that the camera was in important instrument for teaching, as well as recording social conditions in America's inner city. He taught at a photographic club in 1905 and was later joined by Paul Strand. He worked for the National Child Labor Committee from 1906 to 1917, photographing children working in coalmines and factories. He traveled extensively throughout the United States documenting the social conditions of children and giving lectures on behalf of the National Child Labor Committee. He joined the Red Cross in 1918, which sent him to France. Upon his return to New York in 1919, he changed his straightforward objective style to a more interpretive approach, advertising his work as "Lewis Wickes Hine, Interpretive Photography." In 1930, Hine was given the task of photographing the construction of the Empire State Building. His images of workers on scaffolds high above the city streets are among his most famous.

Names:
Hine, Lewis Wickes (preferred,V,index,LC)
Lewis Wickes Hine (V,display)
Lewis W. Hine (V)
Hine, Lewis (V)
Hine, Lewis W. (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Oshkosh (Winnebago county, Wisconsin, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Hastings-on-Hudson (Westchester county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associated with ....  Pfeiffer, Sadie  
............................  (American child, early 20th century) [500355348]
teacher of ....  Strand, Paul  from 1904 to 1909
..................  (American photographer and filmmaker, 1890-1976) [500003133]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Hine, Lewis Wickes (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, 1874-1940) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1874-1940) ..... [GRL]
(American photographer, 1874-1940) ..... [Grove Art]
(American, active Albany, NY, U.S. ca. 1860 (also Haines & Wickes)) ..... [JPGM]
(American, 1874-1940) ..... [JPGM]
(American photographer, 1874-1940) ..... [BHA]
(American photographer; born Oshkosh (Wisconsin, United States), 1874; died Hastings-on-Hudson (New York, United States), 1940) ..... [CCA]

Sources and Contributors:
Hine, Lewis ........ [CCA]
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Hine, Lewis W. ........ [CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
.............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.............................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Hine, Lewis Wickes ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA, GRL Preferred, Grove Art, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
.....................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.....................................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
.....................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.....................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
.....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50034947
Lewis W. Hine ........ [CCA]
...........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Lewis Wickes Hine ........ [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Rosenblum, America & Lewis Hine (1977)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... 20th-Century Photography (1996) 259
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) Hine, Lewis W(ickes)." Accessed 06/04/02
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