8/26/2011

I like Lewis Hine


photo by Lewis Hine

Here is a great post on Lewis Hine over at the The New York Times Lens blog.

I just taught the History of Photography to my students yesterday and I include Lewis Hine in that lecture. Seeing Lewis Hine in my RSS feed this morning caught my attention. After reading the Lens blog I have a new respect for Mr. Hine. The curator of the upcoming Hine show, Alison Nordstrom, called Hine one of the "good guys". I like "good guys" and I try to be one myself. I also love the fact that he demanded a byline and that he referred to his photos as “Hineographs”because they were different than other photos. It sounds to me like Hine knew how to have fun as well as get his message across through his photos.
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