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can a war photographer change the world?
July 9, 2008, 9:53 pm
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W. Eugene Smith

In June 1944, during the Pacific War in Saipan, a US Marine pulls an infant – barely alive and naked – from underneath a rock. The scene was captured on black and white film by W. Eugene Smith, who wrote the following caption: “The baby’s head was under a rock. Its head was pushed in and its eyes were full of pus. We hoped it would die.”

W. Eugene Smith: The Art of History at Silverstein Photography through Aug 1.

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