Brian Smith Pictures
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Advertising & Editorial Photographer
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He's told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, had an exhibit at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, appeared on X Factor, had cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…
For the past 30 years his portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have appeared in advertising and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines. His first magazine photograph appeared in LIFE Magazine when Smith was a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri. Five years later, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photographs of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was again a finalist for the Pulitzer for his photographs of Haiti in Turmoil. His photograph of Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics won first place in both World Press Photo and the Pictures of the Year competition.
His book ART&SOUL: Stars Unite to Celbrate and Support the Arts, shot in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony features his portraits of 123 celebrities and their handwritten messages of support for the arts.
His work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, Aperture Gallery, Chelsea Art Museum, SNAP Orlando and W Los Angeles.
Smith has been featured on the cover of the Photo District News and in Communication Arts Photography Annual, American PHOTO, Popular Photography, Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder and After/Capture magazines.
Brian Smith is a Sony Artisan of Imagery, LoweProfessional, X-Rite Coloratti and President of Editorial Photographers, an organization of the top magazine photographers and newspaper photojournalists from around the world. He speaks at photography seminars and to photo students at colleges, universities and art institutes around the country.
Specialties:Celebrity Portraiture, Athletes, Sports Action, Advertising and Corporate Photography
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He's told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on X Factor, had an exhibit at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, had cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…
Product evangelist for Sony alpha cameras. Speaker at Trade shows and Photography Schools. Appeared on The X Facor
Author of 'Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Portraits of the Famous and Infamous' from New Riders an imprint of Peachpit
Brian Smith's Celebrity Portrait Stock Photography is represented by Corbis Outline (http://www.corbis.com)
AWARDS: World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year; Southern Photographer of the Year; Atlanta Photojournalism Portfolio of the Year; Finalist - 1988 Pulitzer Prize for News Photography: "Turmoil in Haiti"
AWARDS: Pulitzer Prize for News Photography: "Los Angeles Olympics", Pictures of the Year, California Photographer of the Year, NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year
Communication Arts Photography Award for 'Faces of Rajasthan'
Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography awarded for portfolio of coverage of the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
Award for Portrait Series
First Place Sports Photo
First Place Sports Photography
First Place Sports Picture Story
Communication Arts Photo Awards for Nudist Golf photographed for Sports Illustrated
PDN Award for Web Design
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