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LEWIS HINE – THE WPA NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT PHOTOGRAPHS, 1936-37 @ Howard Greenberg Gallery


LEWIS HINE – THE WPA NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT PHOTOGRAPHS, 1936-37
April 15 – July 2, 2021

“Established in 1935 as a division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the goal of the National Research Project (NRP) was to investigate new industrial technologies and their effects on employment. Lewis Hine was hired by the WPA to show the modernizing accomplishments of the nation’s factories in the years prior to WWII, particularly those being fitted for the most sophisticated forms of industrial production. Hine focused most specifically on the reorganized workplaces that were created by these modernizing efforts. It was during this time, for example, that women began entering the factory floor and joining the assembly line, and in the case of Hine’s photographs, were being called upon to help produce many of the country’s newest and most elaborate technologies.”

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York.


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