A new gallery show explores some amazing American documentary photography
Jack Smith has no legs. That's him pictured above. He had been working in a West Virginia coal mine for only a year before a tunnel roof collapsed, instantly severing one of his legs and crushing the other. Doctors couldn't save his remaining leg, and his lower half was amputated near his hips at age 21. It would be 18 years before he received his first Workmen's Compensation check.