Skip to main content
Lewis Hine

Lewis Hine

  • Publish date:
Lewis Hines was a photographer known for his documentation of exploited child workers and government projects.


In 1904, Lewis Hine photographed immigrants on Ellis Island, as well as at the tenements and sweatshops where they lived and worked. In 1911, he was hired by the National Child Labor Committee to record child labor conditions, and he produced appalling pictures of exploited children. During World War I, Hines worked as a photographer with the Red Cross and later photographed the construction of the Empire State Building. He died on November 3, 1940, in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Scroll to Continue


Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!