Swann is proud to sponsor the 36th annual W. Eugene Smith Grant Awards. The grant awards presentation, which takes place October 14th at 7:00pm at the School of Visual Arts Theater, honors the very best in photojournalism. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a keynote address from New Yorker Editor David Remnick, as well as a short presentation on the work of W. Eugene Smith by Swann Vice President and Director of our Photographs & Photobooks department, Daile Kaplan. More details about the event can be found here. Here’s a look at some of W. Eugene Smith’s photos that have been featured in Swann auctions that Daile with speak about Tuesday evening.
Lot 271: W. Eugene Smith, Gus Gus, silver print, 1960.
Lot 153: W. Eugene Smith, Man in radiation helmet, from the series Life without Germs, silver print 1949, printed 1970.
Lot 152: W. Eugene Smith, Saipan, silver print, 1945, printed circa 1970.
Lot 270: W. Eugene Smith, Tomoko Uemura in her bath, silver print, 1971-73.
Lot 154: W. Eugene Smith, Nurse Midwife (Maude Callen), silver print 1951, printed circa 1970.
Lot 155: W. Eugene Smith, from The Country Doctor series published in LIFE magazine, silver print, 1948, printed circa 1953.