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Trapper boy in Pennslyvania coal mine, c 1910.

Hine, Lewis Wickes

Trapper boy in Pennslyvania coal mine, c 1910.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940) used his photography as a documentary tool to inspire social reform. He photographed New York for about thirty years, concentrating on three separate but related areas: the European immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, the Lower East side and the Empire State Building, for which he was the official photographer. Collectively his photographs are a record of a changing city, in which he remains committed to the human figure within the urban landscape.

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