The images published in this catalogue show the works from the collection of the Rosenblum’ family, the largest archival of Hine’s original vintage prints. The volume includes some of the most renowened works of the father of “social photography”: like the series that portaraits the famous workers of the Empire State Building, Ellis Island immigrants, reportage photographs taken in the industrial areas of Pittsburgh, or documenting child labor in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia. Lewis Hine’s photographs became one of the means that modern America used to promote social reforms in the workplace. The book also features essays written by Mario calabresi – chief editor of the Italian newspaper La Stampa and Nicolò Leotta, professor of Urban Turism and Visual Sociology at Bicocca University in Milan.
|Title:||Costruire una nazione: geografia umana e ideale|
|Book Series:||QUADERNI CMC|
|Number of pages:||116 pages|
|Number of photographs:||59 duotone photographs|
|ISBN:||978-88 89163 132|