February 9, 2019 – May 5, 2019
At the MSV on from February 9 through May 5, 2019, Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine is a survey of the works of Lewis Wickes Hine (1874–1940), the father of American documentary photography. Consisting entirely of rare vintage prints, it covers the three overarching themes of Hine’s three-decade career: the immigrant experience; child labor; and the American worker, culminating in his magnificent studies of the construction of the Empire State Building. Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions, LLC. All works are from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
Above: Sadie, a cotton mill spinner, Lancaster, South Carolina, 1908 [detail], by Lewis HIne.