War and Peace

Lewis Hine – Children in Wartime



Lewis Hine
Children in Wartime
Lewis Hine (1874‒1940) was an American sociologist and photographer who used his camera as a tool in his fight for social change. His main subjects included child labour and refugees, and his photo-journalism helped change the law on child labour in the United States. In the First World War he became a photographer for the American Red Cross and travelled to Europe and the Balkans, charting the plight of children from Serbia to Greece. Hine used photographic reportage in combination with his own captions and comments to tell the stories of the children he encountered. These children were frequently orphans or refugees and often in mourning.