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FRAGMENTS | William Eugene Smith


William Eugene Smith, one of the greatest American photographers, developed and perfected "humanist photojournalism" with the belief that the photographed story can bring about social change.

During World War II he was sent to the Pacific Ocean as a photographer for "Life" magazine and documented, among other things, the American invasion of Japan and the attack on Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

In 1945, while documenting the fighting conditions in Okinawa, he was hit by a mortar bomb and after he recovered he went back to work for "Life" magazine until 1954.