W. Eugene Smith (1918 - 1978)

William Eugene Smith 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 visual stories of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, the clinic of Albert 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, is now recognized as "the first extended editorial photo story".

Minamata: Life - Sacred and Profane
Minamata: Life - Sacred and Profane

Minamata: Life - Sacred and Profane

- Soju-sha, Tokyo, Japan. 1973
- 12 loose bxw plates on card stock, in paper portfolio

Condition: Folio: corners slightly creased; small tear along one edge. Inside: corners slightly creased, otherwise excellent

Note: limited to 1,000 copies