FInal Exam Project

Sample Research Submission
Lewis Hine: from the Men at Work series

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Photography can light-up darkness and expose ignorance – Lewis Wickes Hine

Typical Characteristics of Hine’s Photographs from the ‘20’s and 30’s:

Single figures
Engaged in a work activity
Photo includes both the individual and the machinery/tools of him trade
The gesture, pose and facial expression demonstrate pride and dignity

Resources used:
www.masters-of-photography.com

www.leegallery.com/hine.html
www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/art/photo/hinex/empire/empire.html

In my series I will
continue to incorporate single figures, engaged in a work activity involving machinery. I will explore varying Hine’s style in the following ways:

1. Construction workers whose gesture, pose and expression demonstrate a LACK of pride and dignity.

2. Rather than construction workers, I will vary Hine’s style by depicting workers engaged with technology (i.e. computer techs, Geek Squad workers or Apple Store genius bar workers). I will preserve that look of pride/ ‘stregnth’)

3. Combining 1 and 2, showing how the predominance of technology as the major work form has created a lack of outward pride and dignity.

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