'Faces of the Hopeful', Ellis Island by Lewis Hine, 1910.

Hine, Lewis Wickes

 
'Faces of the Hopeful', Ellis Island by Lewis Hine, 1910.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

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Photograph taken by Lewis Wickes Hine (1874- 1940). Trained as a sociologist, Hine used photography as a documentary tool to inspire social reform. For instance, his ground-breaking documentation of child labour was instrumental in the passage of child labour laws. Many of his most famous images show the conditions of immigrant life in the USA, and they reveal both the horror of exploitation and the dignity of work.

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