Tribute to: W. Eugene Smith

Challenge #5 in the Telling the Story series. Hosted by CharlesB58.
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W. Eugene Smith was noted for his ability to tell stories through a series of photographs. According to many photography historians, he is arguably the originator of the "photographic essay". He was certainly a master of that genre as seen in his collections such as "Country Doctor" and "Minamata" He found ways of protraying the nobility of people regardless of the circumstances. His images are very poetic, and in some cases hardly seem like photojournalism. Show us your images which evoke the style of W. Eugene Smith
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The Recordskeeper
by amittur
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A rice and nuts grower keeps a record of his accounts the "old-school" way. The registers go back 70+ years and include crop output, fertilizers, seasonal changes in productivity, payment to farm hands, and debts.
Submitted: Wednesday, 28th October, 2009 00:21 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 26th October, 2009
Focal length: 22 mm
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: F3.8
ISO: 1600
Notes: Eg B&W/curves/level/sharpness in GIMP, handheld, high ISO
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