FINE ARTS

Gene Smith's Sink: A Wide-Angle View

Farrar. Aug. 2017. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9780374232153. $26. BIOG
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Writer and documentarian Stephenson has already produced two outstanding titles about mid-20th-century Life magazine photographer and photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project; The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue). This selective biography draws from the author's 20-plus years of research on Smith, numerous interviews, and archival holdings at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, each chapter a finely honed vignette looking at a phase of the artist's creative, tempestuous life.

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