Empire State of Mind

10/12/2012 23:33

Take a study break and have a look at the story behind the Empire State Building.

Lunch Time and Smoke

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is the exam period….I don’t know about you, but I feel like we need some refreshment. I bet it’s been ages since you were last at a photography exhibition, so why not refresh your memory and clear up your mind?


Black and white pictures and the Empire State Building – you can’t go wrong here.  The exhibition focuses on Lewis Hine, who established himself as a documentary photographer in the first half of 20th century in the US.  He actively campaigned against child labour, and his social engagement was the main source of his inspiration. Hine’s primary objects were people marked by poverty, workers in factories, “ordinary people”. He believed that his photographs could move people to “right wrongs”.  In 1930 Hine was commissioned to document the construction of the Empire State Buildings, and these pictures rank among the most popular. Treat yourself and see the interesting part of how the cultural icon and the symbol of New York was built.


The exhibition ends on Dec 16. So no excuses as it is only a few minutes’ walk from our uni. You can easily make it in between buying your lunch and waiting in the library for the next class.


Venue: opened daily except Mondays, 11AM-6PM

Františkánske námestie 11


Photo sources:




Kristína Škovierová



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