Chronologie

1918
Born in Wichita, Kansas
1936
Studied photography at Notre Dame University in Wichita
1937
Studied with Helene Sanders at the New York Institute of Photography
1937
Began working for Newsweek
1937
Joined the Black Star agency as a freelance photographer
1943 – 1944
Worked as a war correspondent for Flying magazine
1945 – 1947
Worked for Life magazine
1978
Died in Tuscon, Arizona

Expositions

2013
Inner Journeys - Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels
2012
The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965 - Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith In Nyc, 1957-1965 - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2012 - Forum für Fotografie, Cologne
W. Eugene Smith / Norton Photography Gallery - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
William Eugene Smith - Pittsburgh, l'impossible labyrinthe (1955-1958) - Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier
2011
The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965 - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2010
More Real than Reality - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
2008
Living with the Dead: W. Eugene Smith and World War II - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
W. Eugene Smith - National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK), Kyoto
W. Eugene Smith: The Art of History - Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York City, NY
2005
W. Eugene Smith - Robert Mann Gallery, New York City, NY
2003
A Sense of Hope: The Photographs of W. Eugene Smith--Museum Techniques Student Exhibition - Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Photographs - Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC
2001 – 2002
Dream Street - W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Photographs, Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, PA; ICP, New York; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
1998 – 1999
W. Eugene Smith, Hôtel de Sully, Paris, France; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK; Pallazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy
1995
W. Eugene Smith - Vintage Photographs - Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991
W. Eugene Smith, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France
1985
W. Eugene Smith: Let Truth Be the Prejudice - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1984
W. Eugène Smith - Le Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse
1979
W. Eugene Smith - Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
W. Eugene Smith - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
1978
Eugene Smith Memorial - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1974
Let Truth Be the Prejudice, Jewish Museum, New York; American Institute of Architects Centennial Exhibition, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1966
Photographs by W. Eugene Smith - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
1944
Pacific Report: Photos By Eugene Smith - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

Collections publiques

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA