LEWIS WICKES HINE
American photographer (September 16, 1874 - November 3, 1940)

 
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. - Lewis Wickes Hine
While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph. - Lewis Wickes Hine
I wanted to show the thing that had to be corrected: I wanted to show the things that had to be appreciated. - Lewis Wickes Hine
You and I know that this undoubted faith in the integrity of the photograph is often rudely shaken; for while photographs may not lie, liars may photograph. It becomes necessary, then, in our revelation of the truth, to see to it that the camera we depend on contracts no bad habits. - Lewis Wickes Hine
1909
There are two things I wanted to do. I wanted to show the things that had to be corrected. I wanted to show the things that had to be appreciated - Lewis Wickes Hine
[Photographers are] the Human Document to keep the present and the future in touch with the past. - Lewis Wickes Hine , Great Images of the 20th Century : The Photographs That Define Our Times by Kelly Knauer (Editor), Inc Time , ISBN: 1883013755 , Page: 25
said of the picture he took of a child laborers just after the turn of the century.
In my early days of my child-labor activities I was an investigator with a camera attachment ... but the emphasis became reversed until the camera stole the whole show. - Lewis Wickes Hine , Great Images of the 20th Century : The Photographs That Define Our Times by Kelly Knauer (Editor), Inc Time , ISBN: 1883013755 , Page: 82
said he in 1908 when he went to work as a cameraman for the National Child Labor Committee, a group that was pushing for reform of the nation's labor laws.
Photography can light-up darkness and expose ignorance - Lewis Wickes Hine
In the last analysis, good photography is a question of art. - Lewis Wickes Hine
I’m sure I am right in my choice of work. My child labor photos have already set the authorities to work to see if such things can be possible. - Lewis Wickes Hine
"Popular Photography and Imaging" January 2007 (PDEF version), p.167