History of Photography


Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")


 

 



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")

 
 

 

see also:

Lewis Hine.

Girl Worker in a Carolina Cotton Mill, 1908


 


Lewis Hine

(b Oshkosh, WI, 26 Sept 1874; d Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 4 Nov 1940).

 American photographer. Following several years as a factory worker in Oshkosh, and a short period at the University of Chicago, where he studied sociology and pedagogy (1900–01), he went to New York to teach at the Ethical Culture School (1901–8). There he acquired a camera as a teaching tool and soon set up a club and ran classes at the school, while improving his own skills as a self-taught photographer. In 1904 Hine’s interest in social issues led him to document newly arrived immigrants at Ellis Island as a way of demonstrating their common humanity, for example Young Russian Jewess at Ellis Island (1905). Thereafter he sought to demonstrate the efficacy of the photograph as a truthful witness, accepting commissions from social-work agencies. Towards the end of the first decade he became official photographer on the Pittsburgh Survey, a seminal investigation of America’s archetypal industrial city, producing such images as Tenement House and Yard (1907–8; Rosenblum, Rosenblum and Trachtenberg, p. 56).

 


Powerhouse Mechanic
1920

 


Sweeper and doffer boys in Lancaster Cotton Mills, December 1, 1908.

 


Man on hoisting ball
Empire State Building
New York, 1931

 


Injured finger

 


New England Mill, 1873

 


New England Mill, 1873

 


New England Mill, 1873

 


New England Mill, 1873

 


New England Mill, 1873

 


Girl Worker in a Carolina Cotton Mill

 


Spinner in New England Mill, 1873

 


Spinner in New England Mill, 1873

 


Spinner in New England Mill, 1873

 


Climbing into America, Ellis Island
New York, 1905

 


Group of Italians at Ellis Island
New York, ca 1905

 

Young Russian Jewess, Ellis Island
New York, 1905



 


Handicapped - Crippled Steelworker
 Pittsburgh,
1908

 

Playground in Mill Village
1909



 

Street Child
ca 1910



 

Three Girls on Street
ca 1910



 


Poor Home, New York City Tenement
1910

 


Newsie
ca 1912

 

 


Man on hoisting ball
Empire State Building
New York, 1931

 


Man on girders, mooring mast
Empire State Building
New York, ca 1931

 

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