Takeshi Ishikawa W. Eugene Smith Photographing Jitsuko-chan, Minamata, Japan
Medium Gelatin Silver Print
Photo Date 1970's Print Date 2012
Dimensions 7.75 x 11.75 in. (197 x 298 mm)
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
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About This Image
image: 7.75 x 11.75 inches / paper: 11 x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Photographer stamp on verso, signed on verso in ink.
This image gives an intimate view of Smith engaged in photographing Jitsuko-chan, a young Minamata victim who could no longer walk or talk. Smith had a close relationship with this girl, and you can see that from this image. This print is accompanied by Smith's photograph of Jitsuko-chan, which was used in Life Magazine on June 2, 1972, p. 76.
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