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Lewis Hine (1874 - 1940)

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Lewis Hine (1874 - 1940)

Time: September 15, 2012 to January 6, 2013
Location: Palmas Building, Nederlands Fotomuseum
Street: Las Wilhelminakade 332
City/Town: NL-3072 AR Rotterdam
Website or Map: http://www.nederlandsfotomuse…
Phone: +31 (0)10-2030405
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Nederlands Fotomuseum
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2011

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Event Description

A detailed overview of the work of the famous American photographer Lewis Hine (1874 - 1940)from the collection of the George Eastman House. Including his famous photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building and the immigrants on Ellis Island.

Hine photographed especially social issues like child labor in America to which he fought against. He is known for his humane portraits of European immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in New York (often departed from the Wilhelmina Pier!) At the beginning of the last century he made his famous book about the construction of the Empire State Building, Men at Work(1932).
Photo: Hull House District, Chicago, 1910 © Lewis Hine | George Eastman House

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