Social Documentary Work.

Provide a 7 pages analysis while answering the following question: Social Documentary Work. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Each spot (a space on the floor) where an individual or a complete family spread their beddings at night to sleep was rented at five cents per night (New Britain Museum of American Art). This is socially depriving to the children and demeaning to their adult parents in equal measure.

Lewis Hine, on the other hand, as an employee of the National Child Labor Committee, focused his photography art on children working in mills, canneries, fields, streets and many other places. Lewis followed in the footsteps of Jacob Riis’s ideology of exposing social atrocities through photography, but with a bias to child labor due to his organizational requirement. The publicity that Lewis Hine got by his photography work widely published and displayed in magazines, books, pamphlets, lecture slides. prompted Farm Security Administration (FSA) to send out talented photographers like Dorothea Lange, Carl Mydans, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein and Ben Shahn to get a wide spectrum of child labor photography (New Britain Museum of American Art).

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Dorothea Lange assigned by FSA after Lewis Hine’s work went viral, focused on not showing pictures that showed the misery of her subjects. She instead waited patiently for opportunity shots that show hope emanating from her photography subject. Her photography allowed the viewer to deeply look into the soul of their subject but retaining their dignity. Two of her most famous examples are the Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, and Mississippi Delta children both 1936 (New Britain Museum of American Art).

The objectives of these resilience photojournalists were geared towards a common target. Exposing the reality of the life of the subjects to themselves and to the affluent perpetrating beneficiaries of the vice. In his photographic book “How the Other Half Lives”, Jacob A. Riis depicted many issues. Squalid living conditions featuring as a major broad subject.

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