Lewis Hine Famous "Child Labor" Photos that Changed the World
Lewis Hine spent his life photographing America’s social issues immigration, child labor and the plight of the working man
Hine worked for the National Research Project and began his work with the National Child Labor Committee in 1907. Born in 1874, Lewis Hine was raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
and briefly studied at the University of Chicago in 1900, where he took his first photo class. His career focused on major three issues - "Ellis Island Immigrants" "Child Labor" and his "Men at Work"
series Hine documented child labor in American industry to aid the NCLC's lobbying efforts to end the practice. Between 1906 -1908 he was a freelance photographer for The Survey, a leading social reform
magazine. He took all these pictures to show the country the cruelties of child labor