Description at the back: A US Marine demolition team blasting out a cave on Hill 382. Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, March 1945.
Photographer: W. Eugene Smith
One of Smith’s notable photographs is the photograph in which marines blow up a Japanese cave on Iwo Jima, published on the cover of Life magazine, April 9, 1945.
William Eugene Smith (1918 - 1978) was an American photojournalist, renowned for the dedication he devoted to his projects and his uncompromising professional and ethical standards. His most famous studies included brutally vivid World War II photographs, the clinic of Dr Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa, the city of Pittsburgh, the dedication of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan.