Lewis Hine: photographer who helped the children unless adults

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by serhan, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I saw this article when I was checking the new EM5 photos on quesabesde:

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    I saw his empire state photos before. No I know his name.
     
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Wow that's some fine photography there.
     
  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I have seen a couple of his photos before.
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Great, iconic shots, the title makes no sense to me. What am I missing here?
     
  5. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Me thinks that title is merely the title of the unusual translation of the article.:wink:

    Lewis Hine is very famous and part of the historical fabric of photography...both social documentary and "street"... And he only began in his thirties! Here's a handy link: Lewis Hine / Biography & Images - Atget Photography.com No study of the history of photography can be complete without Lewis Hine.

    Many thanks serhan!
     
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  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Babelfish renders it thus, which sounds as if it mght be nearer ... "the photographer who helped the children not to be adult" ... where's all our Spanish speakers when you need them?
     
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    That makes more sense. I suspected it was a translations issue but I just couldn't think of what the alternative was.
     
  8. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
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    I did some spanish at school and I would translate "el fotógrafo que ayudó a los niños a no ser adultos" almost exactly like babelfish, this way: "the photographer who helped children not to be adults". I think the original sentence itself is a bit weird, but the point is that I think he helped raise awareness on children's labor at the time ("las secuelas del trabajo infantil").
     
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  9. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Exactly, Julien. Hines was definitely trying to show the terrible realities of child labor and was instrumental in raising awareness and putting a stop to it.