“Photography Made Difficult” is a 1989 documentary about the career of renowned photojournalist William Eugene Smith, a man who helped to pioneer the concept of the photo essay. It runs 1 hour and 40 minutes long.

The film concludes with the story of how Smith sacrificed his safety to document the effects of mercury poisoning caused by the Chisso Company dumping heavy metals into water sources around the Japanese city of Minamata.