William Eugene Smith
Who: William Eugene Smith was an American photographer who studied photography briefly
at the University of Notre Dame, IN...
“W. Eugene Smith. WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. 8 July
1944. Battle of Saipan Island. Wounded US Marines.”
“USA. NYC Harbour. July 1956. Nun waiting for survivors of SS
Andrea Doria, an Italian ocean liner which collided with ano...
“USA. North Carolina. Ku Klux Klan meeting. 1951. Hooded crowd
with leader pointing to Smith.”
“HAITI. 1959. Patient in a mental hospital.”
“USA. Circa 1938. During a game of American football.”
“USA. American boxer Sugar Ray ROBINSON. Circa 1940.”
1971 02 1972 - Minamata, Japan.

This picture shows effects of long term environmental industrial
mercury poisoning on the...
1972 - Minamata, Japan

“Pouring its wastes into the air as well as the waters, the Chisso
chemical complex dominates the ...
Bibliography

"Magnumphotos." Redirection. Web. 01 Oct. 2009. <http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/
C.aspx?
VP3=ViewBox_VP...
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    1. 1. William Eugene Smith
    2. 2. Who: William Eugene Smith was an American photographer who studied photography briefly at the University of Notre Dame, IN, in 1936-7. He began working as a freelance press photographer in 1935, and he rose to prominence as one of the great photojournalists on the staff of Life magazine during World War II. W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) is considered one of the masters of modern photojournalism. He created some of the most poignant images of war ever made. Smith's photo essays chronicling social injustice deeply moved the American public. His images of the devastating effects of mercury poisoning in Japan were some of his most evocative works. Why: When Smith's father committed suicide, newspaper accounts of the incident greatly distorted the actual circumstances. This made him question the standards of American journalism. Smith vowed to become a photojournalist, applying the highest standards to his own career. He was determined to seek absolute personal honesty in his own documentary work. What: WHAT: Used cameras from a Minox to a 4 X 5 press camera. In most of his work, however, he used 35 mm cameras. Where: He was born in Kansas, and went to college in Indiana. Most of his pictures were from WW2 and Japan. When: He started taking pictures when he was 14 and took most of them through out the WW2 years.
    3. 3. “W. Eugene Smith. WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. 8 July 1944. Battle of Saipan Island. Wounded US Marines.”
    4. 4. “USA. NYC Harbour. July 1956. Nun waiting for survivors of SS Andrea Doria, an Italian ocean liner which collided with another ship near the coast of Nantucket. The survivors were brought to New York City.”
    5. 5. “USA. North Carolina. Ku Klux Klan meeting. 1951. Hooded crowd with leader pointing to Smith.”
    6. 6. “HAITI. 1959. Patient in a mental hospital.”
    7. 7. “USA. Circa 1938. During a game of American football.”
    8. 8. “USA. American boxer Sugar Ray ROBINSON. Circa 1940.”
    9. 9. 1971 02 1972 - Minamata, Japan. This picture shows effects of long term environmental industrial mercury poisoning on the local population.
    10. 10. 1972 - Minamata, Japan “Pouring its wastes into the air as well as the waters, the Chisso chemical complex dominates the city of Minamat Waste chemicals, dumped into the bay, worked their way up the food chain to the people of the city and caused what has come to be known as Minamata Disease” “This may well be the first environmental pollution photojournalism.”
    11. 11. Bibliography "Magnumphotos." Redirection. Web. 01 Oct. 2009. <http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/ C.aspx? VP3=ViewBox_VPage&VBID=2K1HZSXYTD7N&IT=ZoomImage01_VForm&IID=2S5RYD1S RPZM&PN=2&CT=Search>. "Minolta Photography - William Eugene Smith 1918-1978." Yahoo! GeoCities: Get a web site with easy-to-use site building tools. Web. 01 Oct. 2009. <http://www.geocities.com/ minoltaphotographyw/williameugenesmith.html>. "W. Eugene Smith: Biography from Answers.com." Answers.com - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and much more. Web. 01 Oct. 2009. <http://www.answers.com/topic/w-eugene- smith>.

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