Scotty Kirkland, a correspondent with the Mobile Press-Register, has a good review of Kate Sampsell-Willmann's Lewis Hine as Social Critic.
Kirkland notes that Hine made several trips to the gulf coast and his photo subjects included laborers in Mobile and Biloxi, Miss. Kirkland commends Sampsell-Willmann for bringing this subject to light.
Sampsell-Willmann’s book is the first full-length treatment of Lewis Hine, and her careful analysis of his career was sorely needed...the book is compelling and has broad ramifications on how we see the work of other photographers.
Kate Sampsell-Willmann is a visiting assistant professor of history at
Lewis Hine as Social Critic is available from UPM.