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The pic that got me started

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by unit 900, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. unit 900

    unit 900

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    This is a small file, so I thought I would attach it directly. This is the pic that aroused my interest in photography many years ago. In retrospect, it still says a lot, and moves me when I see it. It is by W. Eugene Smith from his photojournal series on Minamata. This Japanese town was near a chemical plant that spewed mercury into the local water system, causing severe birth defects. The mother bathing her severely handicapped child never fails to move me. If you haven't seen this one, it's worth a look.
     
  2. chevrofreak

    chevrofreak Senior Member

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    so glad i clicked on that
     

  3. Clyde in CO

    Clyde in CO LOL WUT?

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    Fred Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    lie you I was profoundly influenced by his work. I have his Minimata book and have always admired his pictures.
     
  5. engineer151515

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    touches the heart .. very powerful