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W. Eugene Smith

Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730

W. Eugene Smith's photographs were acquired through copyright and purchase. The use of those obtained by purchase are restricted. Privacy and publicity rights may apply.

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted; subject to P&P policy on copying, which prohibits photocopying of the original photographs in this collection.

Publication and other forms of distribution: May be restricted.

  1. Images in LOT 7411 (3 volumes of contact sheets documenting Pittsburgh) were submitted by Smith for copyright. The copyright was not renewed and the images are now in the public domain.

  2. Permission to publish photographs from W. Eugene Smith: A Portfolio of Ten Photographs must be requested from:

    Black Star Agency, New York City

    Ben Chapnick


    Anh Spack

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [Reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-12345]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions: ... Sources for Information

Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: April 2009.

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