Smith, W. Eugene
- Existence: 1918 - 1978
Born 30 December 1918; died 15 October 1978. Smith took his first photographs in Wichita, Kansas for local newspapers from 1933 to 1935. From 1937 to 1938 Smith worked for Newsweek magazine as a photographer. In 1938/39 Smith worked as a freelance photographer for the Black Star photographic agency. Smith worked for Life magazine from 1939 to 1941. From 1942 to 1944 Smith worked as a war correspondent in the Pacific. From 1944 to 1954 Smith worked on photographic essays in Spain, United States, and Great Britain. From 1955 to 1958 Smith was a member of Magnum photographic agency in New York City, New York and in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. From 1957 to 1977 Smith worked as a freelance photographer in New York City, New York and Japan. In 1977 Smith moved to Tuscon, Arizona.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Friends of Photography collection
Ben Maddow collection
This collection contains materials, 1942-1986, pertaining to the life and career of Ben Maddow (1909 - 1992), writer and photo-historian. Each group of materials will be described separately. The collection is active.
Mickey Pallas collection
W. Eugene Smith archive
W. Eugene Smith miscellaneous acquisitions collection
Miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), photographer. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, publications, photographic materials, and audio-visual materials. Each group of materials is described separately. The collection is active.