(Woman bathing her daughter, a victim of mercury poisoning, Minamata, Japan 1971)
It has been called photojournalism’s Pieta. In 1971, Smith and his wife, photographer Aileen Mioko, moved to the
Japanese village of Minamata for three years.
Many regard this as the first photograph to awaken the world to ecological abuse. Page 525 – The Great Life Photographers.