Lewis Hine: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Essay

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Lewis Hine - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Lewis Hine was a photographer in the early 1900's. He photographed children, women, and men. Lewis Hine did not just photograph all the good things, he also took pictures of the hard things too, like the boys working in the mines, to the girls working in the sweatshops. In 1911, Lewis Hine took a job with the National Child Labor Committee. He then used his photography to show the world what it is really like to live in America during the Depression. Lewis Hine always respected his subjects. He never wanted to take photos of random people. He wanted to capture something that nobody else saw. He felt a moral obligation to share with the world the visions of children, women, and the horrible …show more content…
A Time When Children Worked Why? In the late 1790's, the United States began seeing textile factories opening. They started by hiring children from the neighborhoods that did not have a lot of money to work in the factories.
In the late 1890's people were starting to raise concerns for children working but nothing was being done to change the laws. Not only did children make little money, but they also were not able to go to school and get an education. Kids could not read and write because they were missing school and at the same time the working conditions and hours were terrible and they were continued living in poverty and had no childhood. More people needed to see what was going on with children in the workplace. Lewis Hine in 1908 was hired by The National Child Labor Committee to go in and get pictures of the kids and work conditions . Lewis Hine was able to go into businesses by telling them he was taking pictures of the machines. This brought to light what was going on with children working.
People wanted to know what was wrong with giving work to children that needed the money. They wanted to know how it was different then parents giving chores to their children, especially on farms. There was a feeling that work was good for kids because So changes were being made

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