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For Hine, the camera was both a research tool and an instrument of social reform.
Lewis Hine
Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States - November 3, 1940, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), was an American photographer.
In 1908, he became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). Over the next decade, Hine documented child labor in American industry to aid the NCLC's lobbying efforts to end the practice. Between 1906 and 1908, he was a freelance photographer for The Survey, a leading social reform magazine.
In 1908, Hine photographed life in the steel-making districts and people of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the influential sociological study called The Pittsburgh Survey.