Hines noted body of work is that of over 5,000 photos depicting child labour in America. When he worked as an investigative photographer for the National Child Labour committee between 1908 and 1924. As he was often denied access into factories or other places where children were working he would go undercover. He carefully documented the details of his subjects and the context in which the photo was taken. Today these details pay tribute to the many subjects which he shot and the stories of their lives.
Lewis Hines shot in large format and black and white.
In class we have been looking at Depth of field and the impact it can have on photos. Lewis Hines used Depth of field to tell a story with his photos.
|Power house mechanic working on steam pump - Lewis Hines 1920|
|Icarus, high up on Empire State - Lewis Hines 1931|
|Young doffers in Mollahan Mills - Lewis Hines 1908|
|Ivey Mill Little one, 3 years old who visits and plays in the mill. Daughter of the overseer Hickory N.C - Lewis Hines 1908|