At the beginning of the 20th century, the photographer Lewis W. HINE documented the lives of working children in the USA. Commissioned by America's first child labor lobby organization, the National Child Labor Committee, he used his camera as a weapon to fight the exploitation of the youngest and most vulnerable, who, vulnerable to their employers, carried out both mental and physical injuries from their work. " (slightly adapted publishers text, © Emons Verlag, 2019)
"The pictures in the photo volume 'The Boss Don't Care. Kinderarbeit in den USA 1908-1917' (engl.: Children's Work in the U.S.A.)1908-1917) are touching and disturbing at the same time.
About US-american photographer Lewis HINE (1874-1940)
Lewis W. HINE worked as a teacher at the Ethical Culture School in New York when he learned to take photos on a self-taught basis. First, he portrayed immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island. After completing his documentary on child labor in the United States, he went to Europe for the American Red Cross in 1918 to record the consequences of the First World War. Back in the States, he captured the construction of the Empire State Building in pictures that he published in his famous illustrated book 'Men at Work'. Lewis W. HINE died impoverished in 1940 in New York.
Photo books on and with works by Lewis HINE
- Gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, 28,5 x 31 x 3,5 cm., 320 S., S/W-Abb., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!