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Lewis Hine: Building a Nation, Geography Human and Ideal

  • Centro Culturale di Milano Via Zebedia, 2 20123 Milano Italy (map)

An exhibition, part of the event " American Autumn " organized by the City of Milan, which exhibits for the first time 60 vintage prints from "The Rosenblum Photography Archive in New York" and screens the award-winning film America and Lewis Hine by Dan Allentuck and Nina Rosenblum dedicated to the photographer. From the world famous Empire State Building workers perched on cables, to immigrants at Ellis Island, from reportage of child labor throughout the United States.  The exhibition brings to the public the art and humanity of the father of social photography .  Preview of the movie " The America of Lewis Hine ," by Nina Rosenblum and Daniel Allentuck of Daedalus Productions, in a special evening at the Palace of Piazza Cavour Information in the Hall Sironi, where you can also admire the great mosaic at work, created at the same time as the photographs of the Empire State Building of which Hine was the official photographer, giving us the immortal images of workers suspended in the air.

The photographs of Hine built a nation.  Internationally recognized as the undisputed master of photography.  His photographs carry with them all the sense of wonder and respect for the greatness of human nature; that humanity has demonstrated the ability to defy the laws of physics, beyond the limits of space, time and reason, even at the cost of painful renunciations and great suffering.  Hine embraces the camera as a tool to better represent human greatness in the social conditions:  "If I could tell a story with words, I would not need to drag myself behind a camera ."