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W. Eugene Smith

American photographer and photojournalist

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Smith took his first photographs in Wichita, Kansas for local newspapers from 1933 to 1935. From 1937 to 1938 Smith worked for Newsweek magazine as a photographer. In 1938/39 Smith worked as a freelance photographer for the Black Star photographic agency. Smith worked for Life magazine from 1939 to 1941. From 1942 to 1944 Smith worked as a war correspondent in the Pacific. From 1944 to 1954 Smith worked on photographic essays in Spain, United States, and Great Britain. From 1955 to 1958 Smith was a member of Magnum photographic agency in New York City, New York and in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. From 1957 to 1977 Smith worked as a freelance photographer in New York City, New York and Japan. In 1977 Smith moved to Tuscon, Arizona.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500014888.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to W. Eugene Smith:

W. Eugene Smith Dance of the Flaming Coke, Pittsburgh, 1955 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith Madness, Haiti, 1959 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith View from a Train, Japan, 1961 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Aspen, Colorado, 1949, 1949 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith Welsh Miners, Wales, 1950 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith Nurse Midwife, Maude Callen, South Carolina, 1951 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith The Wake, 1951 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith Saipan, 1944 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith Country Doctor (Dr. Cieriani), 1948 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith Tomoko and Mother, Minamata, Japan, 1972 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith The Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946 Gelatin silver print
W. Eugene Smith The Spinner, 1951 (printed 1977) Gelatin silver print
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