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W. Eugene Smith and the Photographic Essay

Willumson, Glenn Gardner

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ISBN 10: 0521414644 / ISBN 13: 9780521414647
Published by Cambridge University Press, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: W. Eugene Smith and the Photographic Essay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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This is the first in-depth study of one of the most important photojournalists of the postwar period in America. Examining the antecedents for the photo-essay, a genre that Smith perfected, Glenn Willumson closely analyses the four works that he produced for Life magazine, and for which he is best known: 'Country Doctor', 'Spanish Village', 'Nurse-Midwife', and 'Man of Mercy'. In his study of these works, now acknowledged to set the standard by which the photo-essay is judged, Willumson also argues that Smith's essays are significant cultural documents. An engaging account of Smith's career, W. Eugene Smith and the Photographic Essay reproduces his work as it originally appeared in Life, making it accessible to a new generation.

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An engaging account of Smith's career, W. Eugene Smith and the Photographic Essay reproduces his work as it originally appeared in Life, making it accessible to a new generation.

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