America and Lewis Hine
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America and Lewis Hine
Forgotten photography pioneer Lewis Hine, 1874-1940) is the subject of this fascinating documentary on a man who ironically died in poverty after spending his life chronicling its American manifestation. In 1905, Hine began photographing immigrants as they came off Ellis Island, a high-point in his career that continued with views of child labor in the mines and elsewhere (1907-1909), and followed workers at their jobs in mills, factories, slums, tenant farms, and wherever people worked long and hard hours for bare survival. In 1932, Hine finished his photographs on the construction of the… More

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