Lewis Hine chose to use his camera for social reform. At a time when child labor made up 20% of the workforce, his pictures helped spur a movement that changed how we saw our children. Not as cogs in a machine but as human beings.
That same opportunity lies before each of us.
You have a camera, a microphone, a keyboard and channels for distribution—all the means of production right at your fingertips—what more do you need?
You can say or do anything you want. You can choose to write a post about what you had for lunch or contribute to work that matters.
So, how are you going to use this opportunity?
Are you shedding light in dark places or are you sitting on the sidelines complaining about the weather?
You choose what to amplify.
“There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work.” — Lewis Hine, 1908