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Lewis Hine

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Transcript of Lewis Hine

Birth: September 26, 1874
Death: November 3, 1940 (aged 66)
Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Hine's Father died in an accident. Hine got married and had a son named Corydon.

Lewis Hine
Hine's choice of camera
• Hine originally did his photography with a 5x7 view camera which had a rapid rectilinear lens, using a magnesium flash at night or indoors. He developed his film with glass plates and 4x5 sheet film. By about 1920, Hine began using a 4x5 Graflex, adapted for either a five or eight inch lens.

Historical Events
Lewis Hine became the photographer for National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), in 1908
In WWI Hine he photographed American Red Cross relief work in Europe.
Hine also lived throught the Great Depression which in he worked for the Red Cross photographing drought relief in the American South.
In the 1920's and early 1930's there was a lot of human contribution to modern industry which Hine made a seris of work Portraits.
How Hine impacted society
Hine helped put an end to child labour by bringing awareness to the subject through his photographs.
Workers, Empire State Building (1931)
Steamfitter (1920)
Young Doffers in the Elk Cotton Mills (1910)
Breaker Boys (1910)
Child Labor: Girls in Factory (1908)
This photograph has balance since the left side is similar to the right. This photograph also has a fairly large depth of field. The viewers of this photograph will perhaps feel relaxed since they see other man relaxing as they stop working to eat their lunch.
This photograph has used the technique of shapes by having many circles in it. The depth of field in this photograph is large so the viewers can see all the details clearly. The viewer feels pain since the since a man working very physically hard.
Lines are a technique used in this photograph to create movement. There is also a small depth of field in this photograph so that the focus stays on the girl and not on what's around her. The viewers are meant to feel bad for this girl because she is very young and already working. She also appears to be poor.
This photograph uses the technique of simplicity so the focus is on the boys in the photograph and not the background. The depth of field is large in this photograph so that the viewer can clearly see all of the boys faces.
In this photograph the focus is on the boy and the box in front of him which are both placed in the center of the photograph creating asymmetrical balance. There is a medium depth of field so most of the viewers attention stays on the boy but so they can also tell that there are many other people in the back ground. The viewers are meant to feel the same emotion as the boy is is both pain and annoyance.
This photograph has symetrical balance as well as simplicity. It has a medium depth of field so that the boy is in focus but you can't see the details in the background. The viewers are suppose to feel sympathy for this boy since he is so young and is already working in a factory as well as you can see pain in his eyes.
The rule of thirds is used in this photograph. There is also a large depth of field, however the background in cover by fog so the viewers can only clearly see what's within a few meters away from the camera. Some viewers might feel worry for this man as they casn tell he is high above the ground and could fall down at any time.
This photograph has asymmetrical balance which brings focus both to the boy and the box beside him. There is a small depth of field in this photograph to make sure that the focus is on the boy and the box and not on the background. They viewers are suppose to fell compassionate for the boy in this photograph.
The main composition in this photograph is the lines.
The focus of the composition is the line in the center of the photograph that is on a slight angle. The depth of field is large in this photograph so that the viewer can tell just high up the man in this photograph is. However there is fog in the background which fades out the details so the focus can still be on the man climbing the wire. Viewers fell fear when they look at this photograph because the fear that the man could fall at any moment.
The main composition used in this photograph is rule
of thirds. this composition technique always the viewers to clearly see the main focus, which in this case is the man, as well as the background and the location that the man is in. There is a large depth of field so that the viewer can clearly see both what the man is doing and what is behind the man. The emotion most viewers might feel when looking at this photograph is worry, worry that the man might fall down from where he is working which would result in his death due to him working up so high.
The middle of the boys face is a third from the left of the photograph making the composition follow the rule of thirds. This technique makes this photograph stunning since the viewers do not have the illusion that the photograph is split in half. There is a small depth of field in this photograph so that the background has no details and all the focus in this photograph is on the boy. Many viewers well feel sadness when looking at this photograph since there is a boy with dirt on his face with a dark background and a chain linked fence behind him as if he is trapped.
This photograph has a very simply background so that the focus is on the women and not what is surrounding her. This photograph also has asymmetrical balance. This photograph has a large depth of field so that the viewer can clearly see all the detail of the women. Viewers feel loneliness and suffering when they look at this photograph since the women is alone and she appears to be suffering since her head is down in her lap.
The composition in this photograph has the main object centered in the middle which creates asymmetrical balance. The depth of field in this photograph is small so the viewers focus only on the boy in the photograph. The viewers are suppose to feel remorse for this boy since he is so young and already working in a factory.
This photograph has symetrical balance. With what appears like two lines pointing right at the girl, also known as the main object in the photograph. There is a medium depth of field in this photograph so that the main focus is on the girl but you can still see the background around her. The viewers most likely feel pity when they see this photograph. For again it is a very young child already working in a factory.
This photograph has symetrical balance as well as many lines to create movement. There is large depth of field so the viewer can clearly see all the lines in this photograph. Viewers might feel worried when they look at this photograph since the workers are working in a very dangerous place.
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