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Empire State Building, 1931

Gelatin silver print
10 1/4 × 13 1/4 in
26 × 33.7 cm
location
Washington
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Courtesy of The Phillips Collection
Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940
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For American photographer Lewis Wickes Hine, photography was a tool to “show things that had to be corrected.” At the beginning of the 20th century, he realized the storytelling power of documentary photography, and his images of children working in shocking situations would become instrumental in the passage of child …

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Lewis Wickes Hine
American, 1874–1940
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For American photographer Lewis Wickes Hine, photography was a tool to “show things that had to be …

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For American photographer Lewis Wickes Hine, photography was a tool to “show things that had to be corrected.” At the beginning of the 20th century, he realized the storytelling power of documentary photography, and his images of children working in shocking situations would become instrumental in the passage of child …

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Empire State Building, 1931

Gelatin silver print
10 1/4 × 13 1/4 in
26 × 33.7 cm
location
Washington
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