Unformatted text preview: poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things—machines, armies, multitudes, shadows in the jungle and on the moon; to see man’s work—his paintings towers and discoveries; to see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to; the women that men love and many children; to see and take pleasure in seeing; to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed. — Life prospectus, 1936 My station in life is to capture the action of life; the life of the world, its humor, its tragedy. In other words, life as it is. A true picture, unposed and real. —W. Eugene Smith, 1936 letter to his mother Edey, Maitland. Great Photographic Essays from Life . Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1978. Wainwright, Loudon. The Great American Magazine: An inside history of LIFE . New York: Knopf, 1986. Class 11 Magazine picture story...
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- Fall '09
- Photojournalism, Henry Luce, W. Eugene Smith, Great American Magazine