W. Eugene Smith

December 1918 - Oct 15, 1978

William Eugene Smith was an American photojournalist. He has been described as "perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay." His major photo essays include World War II photographs, the dedication of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, the clinic of Dr Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa, the city of Pittsburgh, and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan. His 1948 series, Country Doctor, photographed for Life magazine, is now recognized as "the first extended editorial photo story".
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“The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.”

W. Eugene Smith
December 1918 - Oct 15, 1978
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