Eugene Smith (William Eugene Smith), famous in the genre of documentary photography, today is known throughout the world. Throughout his life, he was convinced that photography was able not only to tell about current events, but also to change the world. He was ready to take risks for the sake of a good shot, and many of his works are confirmation that this risk was justified.
The American photojournalist did not seek to maintain objectivity during the filming. He tried to convey a subjective view of the situation, to reveal to the viewer his idea of it. He felt responsible for the information he covered before the viewer. Eugene often had conflicts with employers who did not consider it necessary to publish some of the work, or wanted to give out prints that, according to the photographer, did not deserve it. Continue reading