Two mid-century Life photo essays reveal the power of editorial
selection to lie—or reveal truth. This article appears in the
Summer 2011 issue of Southern Cultures: The Photography Issue.
"Mieth and Smith shared a belief that photography could bring
social change. They viewed Pat Clark and Maude Callen as heroic
healers whose stories would inspire racial understanding. Both
photographers shot powerful images of the most visceral human
experiences: birth, death, sexuality, and disease." Note: Due to
copyright restrictions, the original photos by Mieth and Smith are
available in the print version only.