W. Eugene Smith

1918 - 1978

W. Eugene Smith

William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918 – October 15, 1978) was an American photojournalist. He has been described as "perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay." His major photo essays include World War II photographs, the dedication of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, the clinic of Dr Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa, the city of Pittsburgh, and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. Eugene Smith has received more than 341,400 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular journalist.

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  • 54.41

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among journalists, W. Eugene Smith ranks 24 out of 100Before him are Jean-Marie Balestre, Alexander Berkman, Alfred Eisenstaedt, David Seymour, Walker Evans, and Steve McCurry. After him are Joe Rosenthal, Margaret Bourke-White, Ara Güler, Kevin Carter, Edgar Snow, and Charles Dow.

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Among people born in 1918, W. Eugene Smith ranks 88Before him are Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Helmut Lent, Kevin A. Lynch, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Huber Matos, and Theodore Sturgeon. After him are Elmore James, Raimon Panikkar, Ben Johnson, Antonín Mrkos, Borys Paton, and Massimo Girotti. Among people deceased in 1978, W. Eugene Smith ranks 68Before him are Jack L. Warner, Prince Nicholas of Romania, José Manuel Moreno, Max Decugis, Lilya Brik, and Hannah Höch. After him are Joe Davis, Gabriel Ramanantsoa, Herta Oberheuser, George Maciunas, Viggo Brun, and Jacques Brugnon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, W. Eugene Smith ranks 2,193 out of 12,171Before him are Freddie King (1934), Eugene Nida (1914), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Annie Oakley (1860), Lucille Ball (1911), and Thomas P. Stafford (1930). After him are Maurice White (1941), Marshall Sahlins (1930), Katharine Graham (1917), James Whitmore (1921), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), and Cloris Leachman (1926).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, W. Eugene Smith ranks 7Before him are John Reed (1887), Dorothea Lange (1895), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Lee Miller (1907), Walker Evans (1903), and Steve McCurry (1950). After him are Joe Rosenthal (1911), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Edgar Snow (1905), Charles Dow (1851), Eddie Adams (1933), and James Nachtwey (1948).