W. Eugene Smith

Dec 30, 1918 - Oct 15, 1978

William Eugene Smith was an American photojournalist, who 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 recognised as "the first extended editorial photo story".
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W. Eugene Smith
Dec 30, 1918 - Oct 15, 1978
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