W. Eugene Smith — American Photographer born on December 30, 1918, died on December 30, 1978

William Eugene Smith, 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... (wikipedia)

Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
I've never made any picture, good or bad, without paying for it in emotional turmoil.
Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.
Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.

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