Rodney Smith

Posted on 02 May 2010

Rodney Smith is a 1970 graduate of the University of Virginia and received a Master of Divinity in Theology from Yale University in 1973. While at Yale he studied photography under Walker Evans. Mr. Smith regularly teaches at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico. His teaching experience also includes an adjunct professorship at Yale. Clients such as The New York Stock Exchange, American Express, BMW, MCI Worldcom, The New York City Ballet, Starbucks, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Visa have commissioned Mr. Smith. His editorial clients include The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Esquire, New York Magazine, Elegant Bride, and Conde Nast Portfolio and his fashion clients include Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Ellen Tracy, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. He has won multiple awards and photography contests.

Galleries such as Gallerie Zur Stockeregg, The Witkin Gallery, Robert Klein Galley, Fahey Klein Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, and John Cleary Gallery have represented Mr. Smith. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Yale University Art Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (among others), have collected Mr. Smith’s work. He received a Jerusalem Foundation Fellowship in 1975, enabling him to live in Jerusalem for three months and resulted in his first book, In the Land of Light, published by Houghton-Mifflin Company in 1983. Doubleday published his second book, The Hat Book in 1993. In 2005, Mr. Smith published his third book, The Book of Books. His fourth book, The End, is due for publication in the fall of 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Snedens Landing, on the Hudson River near New York City.

Rodney Smith


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