16 December 2007

Photographs by Shotaro Shimomura 1934-1935

"Magasin du Nord of Copenhagen, Denmark"
Silver-Gelatine Print by Shotaro Shimomura XXI (1883-1944), 6" x 8". Private Collection. Courtesy of American Museum of Photography

"An eye for the world" is the title of an online exhibition hosted by the American Museum of Photography showing 17 pictures by Mr Shimomura. He toured Europe and the United States to study the management of department stores and returned to Japan with these remarkable photos now being rediscovered. You will find the exhibition here.

Child labor - Lewis W Hine collection online

TITLE: Toting wood - Scavenger. Location: Fall River, Massachusetts / Lewis W. Hine.
CREATOR: Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, National Child Labor Committee Collection, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-nclc-05048]

Lewis W Hine was employed by the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) and documented working and living conditions of children in USA between 1908 and 1924. Go and have a look at this remarkable collection that consist of more than 5,100 photographic prints and 355 glass negatives, given to the Library of Congress.

For more pictures by this great photographer, see George Eastman House Still Photograph Archive with 105 Selected Images.