W. Eugene Smith


Classic photographers

W. Eugene Smith is one of the true giants of American photojournalism, and I’ve always thought that his work deserved much more praise than that of others who became more well known. Fortunately, there is no shortage of information about Smith online. More overviews of his life and assessments of his work can be found here, here, and here. This page discusses Smith’s monumental Pittsburgh project. And you can find more samples of his work here, here, and here. Unfortunately, Smith’s Country Doctor series isn’t easily reachable any longer. However, if you start on this page and click forward you can still see most of it (Pssst! Don’t tell Life!)