Where did W. Eugene Smith grow up? What time period is he from?
William Eugene Smith was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas on December 30, 1918. When he was fourteen years old, he became interested in photography, and at seventeen began photographing for local newspapers He got a scholarship for his photography from the University of Notre Dame.
What happened in their life that was significant? Memorable?
During World War II he was a war correspondent in the Pacific theater for the Ziff-Davis publishing company and LIFE, for whom he was working when he was severely wounded in Okinawa in 1945.
Explain the overall meaning of their artwork?
W. Eugene Smith is creates photo documentary's, and is trying to bring awareness to certain topics that are important to him.