Thursday, February 28, To: LB Chris Kyle, Patriotism and Texas February 12, I just wanted to share with you all that out of a horrible tragedy we were blessed by so many people. They lost many friends. Chris became the armed services number 1 sniper of all time.
The Photo Essay Excerpt from Time.
Eugene Smith spent 23 days in Kremmling, Colo. Ceriani, his patients and his fellow tough, uncompromising Coloradans. Born on a sheep ranch in Wyoming, Dr.
Inafter a stint in the Navy, he was recruited by the hospital in Kremmling, and he and wife Bernetha, who was born in Colorado, settled into the rural town. Ceriani was the sole physician for an area of about square miles, inhabited by some 2, people.
If we relate to it, it is because it encompasses within it a very familiar human requisite: If it seems soothing, it is because these children have seemingly found their hope, their strength, and the photograph associates itself with philosophical propaganda regarding darkness and light, which we often embrace because of its simplicity and romanticized beauty.
For Smith, however, it served as an image of departure. A departure from the horrors of war towards his dedication to the coverage of humanitarian activities which occupied his time and directed his photographic work for the rest of his life.Smith is credited with the developing the photo essay to its ultimate form.
He was an exacting printer, and the combination of innovation, integrity, and technical mastery in his photography made his work the standard by which photojournalism was measured for many years. In December , LIFE published one of the most extraordinary photo essays ever to appear in the magazine.
Across a dozen pages, and featuring more than 20 of the great W. Eugene Smith' pictures. W. Eugene Smith was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in and his honorary panel is sponsored by Rangefinder Magazine.
He was inducted for his revolutionary photojournalism and setting the standard for the photo essay. Originally published in the April 9, , issue of LIFE magazine, W. Eugene Smith's photo essay, "Spanish Village," has been lauded for more than six decades as the most moving photographic.
Magnum Photos is a photographic cooperative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities.
In W. Eugene Smith Smith’s last great photo-essay, Minamata (), deals with the residents of a Japanese fishing village who suffered poisoning and gross disfigurement from the mercury wastes of a nearby chemical company.