|American photographer W. Eugene Smith (1918 – 1978) revolutionized the photo-essay form with the works he published in Life magazine between 1948 and 1956. This monograph reproduces images from six of his classic sequences: "Country Doctor", which portrays the selfless and sometimes frustrating work of a doctor in rural America; "Spanish Village", the most powerful photographic study of 1950s Spain; "Nurse Midwife", which examines the life of a black woman in the American south; "A Man of Mercy", which documents Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s humanitarian work in Africa; "Minamata", a photo-essay recording the effects caused by a mercury spill in a region inhabited by Japanese fishermen, and Pittsburgh, Smith’s first freelance assignment.|
Writings by W. Eugene Smith, clarifying his field techniques and guiding principles, are included here alongside the tale of his most praised photograph, "A Walk to a Paradise Garden", and an essay on Spain in the 1950s, the setting for his Spanish Village essay.
Exhibition: W. Eugene Smith - Retrospective
25. September - 27. November 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
w. eugene smith - monograph