Three generations of Welsh Miners
W. Eugene Smith
Three generations of Welsh Miners
W. Eugene Smith (American, 1918-1978): Three generations of Welsh Miners, 1950. Oversized gelatin silver print, printed later. 20-1/2 x 25-3/8 inches (52 x 64.5 cm). W. Eugene Smith is represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery, The Fuller Building, New York, NY. (howardgreenberg.com). © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"The war in the South Pacific, a country doctor in Colorado, victims of industrial pollution in a Japanese village — all of these were captured in unforgettable photographs by the legendary W. Eugene Smith. Smith drove himself relentlessly to create evocative portraits that revealed the essence of his subjects in a way that touched the emotions and conscience of viewers.

... he left behind a legacy of some of the most powerful photographs in the history of journalism. His personal approach to integrating his life into the lives of his subjects revolutionized the somewhat new form of photojournalism known as the photo essay. His body of work remains one of the primary bridges between photojournalists and fine art photographers. In the end W. Eugene Smith’s greatest gift was his life long insistence that journalistic photography always search for the depth and humanity of its subjects." (© 2013 Educational Broadcasting Corporation)



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