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Lewis Hine : when innovation was king : the WPA National Research Project photographs, 1936-37 / Judith Mara Gutman.

Author/Creator:
Gutman, Judith Mara, writer of text.
Publication:
Go╠łttingen : Steidl ; New York : Howard Greenberg Library, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940.
National Research Project on Reemployment Opportunities and Recent Changes in Industrial Techniques (U.S.).
United States. Works Progress Administration.
Working class.
Photography, Industrial.
Manufacturing industries.
Documentary photography.
United States.
Manufacturing industries -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Working class -- United States -- Portraits.
Photography, Artistic.
Local subjects:
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940. (search)
Form/Genre:
Portraits.
Pictorial works.
Photography, Artistic.
Documentary photography.
Photography, Industrial.
Summary:
In 1936, science-teacher turned photographer Lewis Hine was commissioned by the National Research Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, to produce a visual document of the industries that the US government hoped would provide the jobs that would lift the country out of the Great Depression. Hine, already well-established as a chronicler of social conditions of his day, produced more than 700 photographs for this project, the last major work of his career. By emphasizing the inherent tension between machinery and workers, Hine imbued these compelling images with his characteristic rigor and aesthetic appeal. These photographs, and their implied message, are particularly relevant today given high unemployment rates and radical shifts in the role of the worker in the rapidly changing world economy. Included in this book is an essay by the eminent photographic historian, Judith Mara Gutman, in which she discusses the project and the photographs in the context of the economic conditions of the time and the artistic and technological innovations of the era. Co-published with the Howard Greenberg Library, New York.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Gutman, Judith Mara, writer of supplementary textual content.
Contains:
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940. Photographs. Selections.
ISBN:
9783958291898
3958291899
OCLC:
957546897