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During the Great Depression, he again worked for the Red Cross, photographing drought relief in the American South, and for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), documenting life in the mountains of eastern Tennessee.
Lewis Hine
Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States - November 3, 1940, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), was an American photographer. For Hine, the camera was both a research tool and an instrument of social reform.
In 1908, he became the photographer for the National Child Labour Committee (NCLC). Over the next decade, Hine documented child labour in American industry to aid the NCLC's lobbying efforts to end the practice.
In 1930, Lewis Hine was commissioned to document the building of The Empire State Building. Hine photographed the workers in precarious positions while they secured the iron and steel framework of the structure.