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W. Eugene Smith

William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918 – October 15, 1978) was an American photojournalist, renowned for the dedication he devoted to his projects and his uncompromising professional and ethical standards. Smith developed the photo essay into a sophisticated visual form. His most famous studies included brutally vivid World War II photographs, the clinic of Dr Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa, the city of Pittsburgh, the dedication of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan.

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What use having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?

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Available light is any damn light that is available!

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The first word I would remove from the folklore of journalism is the word objective.

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I would that my photographs might be, not the coverage of a news event, but an indictment of war - t ...

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“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure ...

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“Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, r ...

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“Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.”

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“I've never made any picture, good or bad, without paying for it in emotional turmoil.”

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“The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.”

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With considerable soul searching, that to the utmost of my ability, I have let truth be the prejudic ...

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I am constantly torn between the attitude of the conscientious journalist who is a recorder and inte ...

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An artist must be ruthlessly selfish.

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I didn't write the rules. Why would I follow them?

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You can't photograph if you're not in love.

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Many claim I am a photographer of tragedy. In the greater sense I am not, for though I often photogr ...

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