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"AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE – PHOTOGRAPHS 1904-1940". Collectif. Editions Aperture, New York. 1977.

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  • "AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE – PHOTOGRAPHS 1904-1940". Collectif. Editions Aperture, New York. 1977. Petit in-4, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 142 pages. Textes en anglais de Alan Trachtenberg, Naomi Rosenblum, avant-propos de Walter Rosenblum, illustré de nombreuses reproductions photographiques  noir & blanc, 23 vignettes in-texte, et 85 hors-texte par Lewis Hine. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition itinérante à travers les Etats-Unis : "A Retrospective of the Photographer Lewis W. Hine, 1874-1940" qui démarra au Brooklyn Museum du 12 Mars au 15 Mai 1977.


    "A compassionate realist in the tradition of Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser, Lewis Hine had the rare gift of being able to transcend the assignments he received as a documentary photographer by investing the most topical subject with lasting human quality… Hine's dynamic images changed the way Americans looked at social conditions. Hine put his life on the line to capture a truthful picture of people at work. He risked physical attack in order to expose the brutal exploitation of child labor; then, years later, he had himself suspended from the hundredth floor of the Empire State Building to preserve on film the workers who were in the process to erecting it. Never content merely to depict labor's dehumanizing features, Hine shows us the dignity of work, its skills and satisfactions… Like Walt Whitman before him, Lewis Hine viewed his work and art as grounded in the fluid movements of everyday lives, of history, the present and the future, expressing with vividness and responsiveness the hope for America revived in a sense of great community, and democracy as a life of free and enriching communion."


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