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Tomoko Uemura
  • W. Eugene Smith
    born: Wichita, Kansas, United States ; died: Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • Tomoko Uemura, 1972
  • published in LIFE, 1972
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28.5 x 47 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 1/4 x 18 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1973.0004
Label Text

Black-and-white image of a deformed young, nude girl in a bath. Tomoko Uemura suffered from Minamata disease (a type of mercury poisoning). Another female figure (her mother), wearing a head scarf, is supporting the deformed female.