Building a Nation: Human and Ideal Geography
A deep homage to the true founder of modern social photography, Lewis Hine, with a selection of 60 vintage prints from the collection of the Rosenblum family. A journey that goes through his most famous projects: from the memorable series dedicated to the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930, of which he was the official photographer, to the moving portraits of children working in neglected contexts, like factories, mines or cotton fields, passing through the immigrants arriving in the United States looking for a better life. His photographs have turned out into useful tools to promote social and institutional reforms and to constitute new laws against child labor in the great America that was growing.
All images © Lewis Hine, courtesy Rosenblum collection
|number of works||60 fotografie in bianco e nero|
|print sizes||vario, da 7,5x11,5 cma 25,5 x 35,5 cm|
|additional material||America and Lewis Hine, a film by Nina Rosenblum and Dan Allentuck|
|catalogue||Lewis Hine. Costruire una nazione: geografia umana e ideale , 116 pages, 59 photographs, Italian, Admira Edizioni, 2013|
|in collaboration with||Rosenblum Family|