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.


  • Birth Year: 1874
  • Birth date: September 26, 1874
  • Birth State: Wisconsin
  • Birth City: Oshkosh
  • Birth Country: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Best Known For: Lewis Hines was a photographer known for his documentation of exploited child workers and government projects.
  • Industries
    • World War I
    • Art
    • Politics and Government
  • Astrological Sign: Libra
  • Death Year: 1940
  • Death date: November 3, 1940
  • Death State: New York
  • Death City: Dobbs Ferry
  • Death Country: United States

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  • Article Title: Lewis Hine Biography
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  • Last Updated: September 3, 2020
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014