© The Heirs of W. Eugene Smith. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Tomoko in Her Bath, Minamata, Japan
Date: 1972
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: sheet: 7 13/16 × 12 7/8 in. (19.8 × 32.7 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and contributions, 1976
Object Number: 1976-14
About: A socially committed documentary photographer, Smith spent three years documenting the effects of industrial mercury poisoning on the people of the Japanese village of Minamata. This image of a mother bathing her daughter is among the most iconic photographs of this series.
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