Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Shorpy 100 Year Photo Blog

I really like the Shorpy site. It’s named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a boy who worked in the Alabama coal mines and who was the subject of a collection of photos taken in the early 1900’s by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. This “100 Year Photo Blog” is addictive. You’ll find known and unknown photographers’ work that capture everything from historic events to people in their everyday surroundings. It’s a real slice of life look at our culture over the last century. It’s also nice that it provides photo credit when known.

One of my favorite photographers included in the site is Russell Lee.

© Russell Lee