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Subject: Re: [Leica] Eugene Smiths problems at life
From: "Rob Appleby" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 22:52:43 +0200
References: <> <m3bs8av5s6.fsf@jeremys.iron>

David, tell us something about the Duke curriculum. I applied for the doc
fund a few years back for my lansdowne road/scheduled tribes project
together with an Indian journo friend, but didn't make it (obviously!). Am I
right in thinking that BW is very much favoured over colour as the medium?
What's the practical side like? I'm intrigued - my wife did a degree in
photojournalism but I just snapped until it clicked, so I'd be interested to
know what it's all about.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mason" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Eugene Smiths problems at life

> "B. D. Colen" <> writes:
> > The best example of all the idiosyncrasies you site is the Pittsburgh
> > project - hired to shoot 100 photos in three weeks, he moved to
> > with thousands of his phono records, and settled in for a year to shoot
> > 17,000 images...and never lived to see the project, as he envisioned it,
> > published or displayed anywhere.....
> >
> > But damn, those were amazing photos! :-)
> Agreed! what a great body of work. I was fortunate enough to see the
> ICP exhibit of the Pittsburgh photos and saw a bit of his
> "idiosyncrasies" in the mock-up layouts he made for the project but
> later refused to publish.
> There is a great book called "Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's
> Pittsburgh Project" Edited by Sam Stephenson which I really enjoyed. I
> am rather biased toward it as I am a part-time student at the Duke
> Center for Documentary Studies which published the book. Still, I
> think it is worthwhile for those who are interested.
> Its listed somewhere in this site:
> Cheers,
> Dave
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