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Lewis Hine

America's Most Important Photographer

2018-06-20 19:00:00 2018-06-20 20:15:00 America/Chicago Lewis Hine Fremont Public Library

Wednesday, June 20
7:00pm - 8:15pm

Add to Calendar 2018-06-20 19:00:00 2018-06-20 20:15:00 America/Chicago Lewis Hine Fremont Public Library

Fremont Public Library

Meeting Room A & B

Lewis Hine, a bookish, unassuming man with a box camera, often posed as a bible salesman of a fire inspector to gain access into factories and coal mines of the early 1900s. His haunting images of child labor opened our nation's eyes. At the time, nearly 17% of children between 5 and 10  years old worked full-time jobs - low paying and often shockingly danger ones.

In the midst of the industrial revolution, urbanization, and growing prosperity, Hine's jarring and unsparing work made him a pioneer of investigative journalism. Yet, by the time of his death, Hine was mostly dismissed by critics and solciety alike.

While exposing immoral child labor practices, Hine faced charater assaults and even death threats. He went on to create iconic photography-most notably capturing the construction of the Empire State Building using death-defying techniques.

Craig Pierce portrays Lewis Hine at a 1939 gathering at Riverside Museum in New York City. Hine will share his unlikely story with his telltale wit and passion.

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Fremont Public Library

Phone: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
1170 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein
Illinois 60060
Tel: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

About the library

The Fremont Public Library District encompasses parts of Mundelein, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, and Wauconda. To find out if you live in our district, please call 847-566-8702. We honor library cards from any other public library in Illinois as well as a few from southern Wisconsin. The library is located in Mundelein, half a mile north of Rte.176 on Midlothian Road.

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