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Hine, Lewis Wickes

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B2230535
Hine, Lewis Wickes

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 26 September 1874, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; died 3 November 1940, in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Photographer. Urban scenes, portraits, documentary photography.

Lewis Wickes Hine used his camera to reveal social injustice. While attending the University of Chicago in 1900, Hine befriended a professor of education whom he would soon follow to New York. There he taught at a new school for the children of recent immigrants. In ...

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Subjects: Photography and Photographs ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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