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W. Eugene Smith

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Photographs by W. Eugene Smith
Essay by Jim Hughes
"My station in life is to capture the action of life, the life of the world, its humor, its tragedies, in other words, life as it is. A true picture, unposed and real."--W. Eugene Smith
W. Eugene Smith is the master of the photographic essay; he created essays which include some of the most dramatic and affecting single ima
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published May 31st 1999 by Aperture (first published 1981)
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A photographer I must have rediscovered half a dozen times and with this book I'm sure he will not again escape my consciousness.

Iconic images abound from this photographer and the stories of them and Smith's work solidify his place in photographic art history.

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Margot Note
The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946 = wonderful!
Barry Stoch
This book quickly shot to the top of my favourite photography books.

Wonderfully presented examples of his photojournalism projects. I went through The Country Doctor images over and over, they were so powerful.

This book really helps present W Eugene Smith as the amazing artist that he was through multiple images of his projects.

However, to me, it was the short accompanying write ups that gave some insight as to his accomplishments and what was the fuel of his all consuming passion for his phot
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