• W. Eugene Smith
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • W. Eugene Smith

W. Eugene Smith

"The purpose of all art is to cause a deep emotion, also one that is entertaining or pleasing. Out of the depth and entertainment comes value." W. Eugene Smith 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.


Hardcover with dust jacket 27x34cm 240 pages 175 b/w illustrations German Out of print ISBN 978-3-86828-255-9 2011

Artist:

W. Eugene Smith

Texts:

Britt Salvesen, W. Eugene Smith, Enrica Vigano

Awards

Winning title German Photo Book Award 2012

Exhibitions

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
25.09. – 27.11.2011

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