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W. Eugene Smith
Consuelo Kanaga (American, 1894-1978). W. Eugene Smith and Aileen, 1974.jpg
Smith and wife Aileen M. Smith, 1974
Born
William Eugene Smith

(1918-12-30)December 30, 1918
Died October 15, 1978(1978-10-15) (aged 59)
Occupation Photojournalist

William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918 – October 15, 1978) was an American photojournalist. He has been described as "perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay." His major photo essays include World War II photographs, the dedication of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, the clinic of Dr Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa, the city of Pittsburgh, and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan. His 1948 series, Country Doctor, photographed for Life magazine, is now recognized as "the first extended editorial photo story".

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