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Carey, Farmington, GA, 30 x 40 inch Silver Print © Mark Steinmetz, courtesy Jackson Fine Art

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Georgia on my mind: Mark Steinmetz's American south – in pictures - "‘I don’t begin a project with an agenda,’ he has said. ‘It begins with a faint vision – one of those whispers on a breeze – that somehow gets a grip on me’"

MARK STEINMETZ - Knoxville, 1991

Mark Steinmetz received his MFA from Yale University in He has been published in Aperture, Blind Spot, and DoubleTake magazines and is a Gu.

"Photos taken during noon hour, October 23rd, 1912, at the Loray Mills, Gastonia, N.C. They said they were working and went in to work. At night I counted over thirty children coming out when the whistle blew, and they seemed to be from ten to twelve years old. The Superintendent was much disturbed over the photos." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine

Taken during noon hour, October at the Loray Mills, Gastonia, NC, USA “They said they were working and went in to work. At night I counted over 30 children coming out when the whistle.

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Three Weeks at It: May 1912. Rock Hill, South Carolina. Arthur Newell, doffer in Manchester Mills. Three weeks at it. 70 cents a day. Said 12 years old. His father in the mill gets 12 dollars a week, mother 9 dollars, sister 4.80 dollars, he gets 4.20 dollars, total 30 dollars a week. I had ruther go to school but the mill wanted me. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Three Weeks at It: May 1912. Rock Hill, South Carolina. Arthur Newell, doffer in Manchester Mills. Three weeks at it. 70 cents a day. Said 12 years old. His father in the mill gets 12 dollars a week, mother 9 dollars, sister 4.80 dollars, he gets 4.20 dollars, total 30 dollars a week. I had ruther go to school but the mill wanted me. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.