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Lewis Wickes Hine: The Final Years

Lewis Wickes Hine: The Final Years
Courtesy Brooklyn Museum of Art

April 1 - June 10, 2001

Lewis Wickes Hine was a photographer with a conscience, who sought to affect social change through his images of the working class. Best known for his depictions of the harsh reality of child labor during the first decade of the 20th century, Hine later turned his camera on men and women at work. This exhibition of over 40 images from the Brooklyn Museum of Art explores Hine's later work from the 1930s, which deals primarily with representations of adult laborers. Whether photographing mill workers in New England, construction men in New York, or migrant field hands in the South, Hine champions social causes while celebrating the humanity of his subjects.

This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Support provided by the Hall and Kate Peterson Fund for Photography.