W. Eugene Smith Let Truth Be The Prejudice exhibition and book proposal
Photo Date 1980c Print Date 1980c
Dimensions 12 x 9 in. (305 x 229 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
A hand sewn brochure maquette of a proposal submitted by Aperture for the publication and exhibition of Let Truth Be The Prejudice containing 12 iconic photographs by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (1918 - 1978) including: Soldiers, Siapan, 1944; Sticks and Bones, Iwo Jima, 1945; The Spinner, 1951 (from Spanish Village essay); Nurse Midwife Maude Callen,1951; Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 1955 (from Man of Mercy); Welch Miners, 1950; Guardia Civil, 1951; and Country Doctor, 1948. In add to the photographs there is a 12 page typed proposal and budget for the book and exhibition.
Photographs are early posthumous silver prints ranging in size form 4 x 3 inches to 11-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches.
A Book was published in 1985 (Aperture) and exhibition organized by the Alfred Stieglitz Center of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, opened in Philadelphia (October 19, 1985 - January 5 1986) and was held at International Center of Photography (March 28 - May 4, 1986) then the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Cleveland Museum of Art; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ; and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.
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