W. Eugene Smith

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Pantheon Books, Jul 12, 1986 - Photography - 12 pages
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Gathers photographs of musicians, workers, mental patients, soldiers, and animals, and scenes from Pittsburgh, Spain, Wales, Haiti, and Japan

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W. Eugene Smith: shadow & substance: the life and work of an American photographer

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Smith raised the standards of photojournalism even as he clarified its purpose. Ranging from empathy to compassion to advocacy, his involvement with his subjects made for powerful images that often ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1918, W. Eugene Smith was a combat photographer during World War II, and worked for" Life "magazine during the 1940s and 1950s, producing more than fifty photo-essays. In the early 1970s, he photographed in Minamata, Japan, a small village affected by industrial mercury poisoning.
Jim Hughes, former editor of" Camera Arts," the "Photography Annual" and" Camera 35," is the author of "W. Eugene Smith: Shadow & Substance,"" Ernst Haas in Black and White," and "The Birth of a Century."