Tag: W. Eugene Smith

  • The Midcentury Photographers Who Balanced Reportage with Artistry

    The Midcentury Photographers Who Balanced Reportage with ArtistryFrom W. Eugene Smith to Dorothea Lange, Olivia Laing considers the tensions between record and metaphor in the 1950s and ’60s.via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/the-midcentury-photographers-who-balanced-reportage-with-artistry/From W. Eugene Smith to Dorothea Lange, photography in the 1950s and ’60s was alive with the tensions between record and metaphor.

  • Blind – Revisiting “Minamata,” W. Eugene Smith’s Final Photo Series

    Revisiting “Minamata,” W. Eugene Smith’s Final Photo Series The new film Minamata starring Johnny Depp explores the final chapter of Smith’s career. Here, his widow Aileen Mioko Smith recounts their extraordinary work.

  • Turning Points: Life-Changing Moments by Magnum Photographers – Photographs and texts courtesy of Magnum Photos | LensCulture

    https://www.lensculture.com/articles/magnum-photos-turning-points-life-changing-moments-by-magnum-photographers From iconic images of major world events, to intimate moments of pleasure and delight — here is an outstanding selection of remarkable images from Magnum Photos — each with a personal story.

  • W. Eugene Smith: Father of the Photo Essay

    [contentcards url=”https://petapixel.com/2019/08/17/w-eugene-smith-master-of-the-editorial-photo-essay/”] W. Eugene Smith: Father of the Photo Essay William Eugene Smith has been described as “perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay.” He shot photo projects so large that they cannot be displayed in any museum. Let’s take a closer look at this brilliant photographer.

  • Exploring the ‘Country Doctor’ Photo Essay by W. Eugene Smith

    [contentcards url=”https://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2019/08/exploring-the-country-doctor-photo-essay-by-w-eugene-smith.html”] Exploring the ‘Country Doctor’ Photo Essay by W. Eugene Smith Martin from All About Street Photography has produced this interesting exploration of the Country Doctor series for those who want to take a deeper dive into this iconic work.

  • The Unknown Eye and the Eugenes. – The Eye of Photography

    [contentcards url=”http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2017/06/30/article/159958492/the-unknown-eye-and-the-eugenes/”] The Unknown Eye and the Eugenes. – The Eye of Photography The Call for Entries for the 2017 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund just ended for this year, and it happened on the same day the great Eugene Richards’ first museum retrospective and tour opened. The Eugenes, Smith and Richards, make for good company because they […]

  • In the Darkroom with W. Eugene Smith

    In the Darkroom with W. Eugene Smith Gene always liked to get separations around people, figures, and that was always done with potassium ferrocyanide. It was the contrast that made the prints difficult. Gene saw the contrast with his eyes, but the negative wouldn’t capture it the same way. So he would have to bring […]

  • Tri-X

    Tri-X – Gene Smith was our Jim Morrison I guess what I miss most is the solitude. I remember standing alone in the pitch black of a hotel road darkroom after a dangerous day, with my arms thrust deep into a sink of 68-degree wash water for no reason while I waited for the fixer […]

  • Discussing Honesty in Imagery

    Link: Discussing Honesty in Imagery – NYTimes.com “The American Society of Media Photographers recently discovered the transcript of an interview of W. Eugene Smith, conducted by the great portraitist Philippe Halsmann and the society’s first president”

  • Unseen images from W. Eugene Smith’s “Country Doctor” essay

  • W. Eugene Smith's Madness 1959 – Conscientious

    W. Eugene Smith was one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th Century, but I think he would probably have a hard time if he was still alive and decided to enter World Press Photo, which just decreed that only “retouching which conforms to currently accepted standards in the industry is allowed.” Link: W. Eugene […]

  • AMERICANSUBURB X: THEORY: "W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Photographs (2001)"

    “Don’t expect,” wrote photographer W Eugene Smith, “a point-by-point hand-led tour. This is an experience as an intensely curious visitor (perhaps a new resident) might discover it.” Smith wrote those notes to himself as he began his Pittsburgh project, what he later called “the finest set of photographs I have ever produced.” With a clear […]

  • The Legacy of W. Eugene Smith

    The Legacy of W. Eugene Smith « Steve McCurry’s Blog: One of his quotes summarizes his philosophy:  “What use having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?”

  • Richard’s Notes » Blog Archive » Brilliant Fever: W. Eugene Smith and Pittsburgh

    A good friend of mine just gave me the DVD: Brilliant Fever: W. Eugene Smith and Pittsburgh and while I knew Smith’s work, I fell in love with it all over again watching it.