That famous photo of woman holding deformed son (ID please)

Discussion in 'Photography' started by SeanHooks, Jul 10, 2006.

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    SeanHooks Guest

    I'm trying to locate a famous photo I saw once. It's a woman, I think
    maybe Japanese, (a post atomic bomb thing maybe?) and she's holding
    this deformed boy or man. Perhaps her son? I'm pretty sure the photo
    was in black and white. It seems like a Diane Arbus kind of thing,
    because of the deformity and disfiguration, but I'm not sure if it is
    her or someone else and I certainly don't know the title. If you do
    know the artist and title based on this admitedly vague description,
    any help you could give would help a lot. Thanks.
    SeanHooks, Jul 10, 2006
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    Gary Edstrom Guest

    Is this it?

    Gary Edstrom, Jul 10, 2006
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    Bobcat Guest

    Bobcat, Jul 10, 2006
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    ColinD Guest

    That's right, an article and photographs about the Minamata mercury
    poisoning of the bay by a chemical company. It was published in
    Minolta Magazine as a showcase for Minolta cameras. I had a copy years
    ago, but where it is now ... no idea.

    Colin D.
    ColinD, Jul 10, 2006
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    Ric Trexell Guest

    Because the photographer went to the New York Inst. of Photography, this
    picture is used in their books as an example of famous photographers that
    took their course. Mr. Smith went to the school when they taught in New
    York. Now it is just a correspondence course. Still a good course, I took
    it in 1998. Ric in Wisconsin.
    Ric Trexell, Jul 10, 2006
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