Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Zorro Collage

I used Photoshop Element filters on one photo of Zorro to create this collage. This is my last portrait assignment for the digital photography class that I am auditing.

I have been so busy with the photos, reading assignments, two jobs, a hair appointment and the weather that I have not had time to visit your blogs or respond to your wonderful comments. Please forgive me and be patient. I still have to write a paper for tomorrow night's class. The topic: the Vermont photos of Lewis Hine. Hine began photographing child labor in 1908. The photos were influential in changing child labor laws in this country. His work is featured in the book Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop.

Photo from the 100-year-old photography blog
February 1910. Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.
Commenter Joe Manning adds: "this was the first Hine photo I researched for my Lewis Hine Project. Addie lived to be 94 years old. See the whole story of my research at" I recommend that you visit the site.

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  1. Wow, very nice pictures.

    I have to come back for enjoying it again!

    See ya,


  2. I like the photos you show today. I especially like Addie and the story behind her life. To live that long goes to show that she didn't get sick from the cotton mill dust. I would have thought she would have.

  3. Very interesting photos of cats, but the beauty of your horses in the previous post is record high

  4. what a shame that the practice continues to thrive in several parts of the world even today and the same companies which will abide child-labor laws in developed nations turn a blind eye to it in undeveloped ones............good luck with paper :)

  5. Very Interesting Post History of Addie, also the photoshop filters of your cat, I like the blue one best.

    Sky Watch up now

  6. What a lovely post today! You sure do sound very busy. Thanks for the post about Addie. How lovely.


    Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

  7. stunning - sad and a whole story in one snap of the shutter. terrific


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