April 29, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Peter Riegert
director
Gene Lasko
genre
Documentary

In the pre-TV era, when photojournalism was our most powerful visual medium, Life magazine’s irascible W. Eugene Smith was an outstanding practitioner. His dramatic photo essays produced a gallery of timelessly evocative images, such as that of a grime-caked American GI coddling a new-born infant on war-ravaged Okinawa-an image that, even today, inspires a Smith colleague to weep in recollection. W.Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult captures all sides of the late photographer, through stills, interviews with friends and family, and dramatic vignettes featuring actor Peter Reigert. Splendid video in the service of spectacular photography.

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