Lewis Hine is an American photographer and sociologist, a master of documentary photography, whose work influenced the child labor law in the United States.
In addition to taking technically perfect photos, the photographer was also able to influence the course of history with his black and white photographs. His realistic work on child labor has become a very significant contribution to the protection of children's rights.
Note that he risked his life by making such photographs. At that time, the exploitation of children was hidden from the public. No one knew what poor children were forced to endure. He was at risk of being beaten and beaten by those who exploited children on more than one occasion. However, he was brave and courageous and continued to film these children and achieved significant results.
Interesting to know magazine will present his work in color that would now be appreciated by children's rights workers.
Johnny, 9, and his employer in Dunbar, Louisiana, March 1911
The child cleans the shellfish from the shell. According to the present documents, this man brought immigrants from Baltimore for such hellish labor and expatriated children
8-year-old Michael McNelis is a postman
The boy in the picture just got to his feet after pneumonia. Despite this, it works even in a rainstorm. Photo taken in Philadelphia in June 1910
Ginny Camillo, 8, harvesting cranberries (Pemberton, New Jersey, 1910)
The 12-year-old postman Hyman Alpert has been selling newspapers for three years at the time of the photo (New Haven, Connecticut - March 1909)
Sister sew clothes on January 26, 1910 in New York
Poor Boy, Hull House, Chicago, 1910
And his other photos: