W. Eugene Smith Retrospective

Christian Reister

Deeply impressive: W. Eugene Smith’s Retrospective at Martin Gropius Bau that was shown for the last time yesterday in Berlin. The exhibition showed several complete reportages in different rooms and a little bit of miscellanious work at the end. Contact sheets and the comparison of different prints evidenced how hard he manipulated his pictures sometimes to get those dark and strong results. Nearly every photograph is cropped in one way or another and every picuture seems to have its very own aspect ratio.

One Response to “W. Eugene Smith Retrospective”

  1. 1 Jürgen Bürgin
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Really loved it too, it was a lot about storytelling, telling about life of the people photographed, really enjoyed it, didn’t know Smith too much before…

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