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Brian Smith

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Advertising & Editorial Photographer

Location
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Industry
Photography
Current
  1. Brian Smith Pictures,
  2. Sony Electronics,
  3. Peachpit Press
Previous
  1. The Miami Herald,
  2. The Orange County Register
Education
  1. University of Missouri-Columbia
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Brian Smith Pictures

Brian Smith Pictures

Owner/Photographer

– Present

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Background

Summary

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

Experience

Owner/Photographer

Brian Smith Pictures
– Present (22 years 10 months)Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

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…

Sony Artisan of Imagery

Sony Electronics
– Present (6 years)

Product evangelist for Sony alpha cameras. Speaker at Trade shows and Photography Schools. Appeared on The X Facor

Author

Peachpit Press
– Present (2 years)

Author of 'Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Portraits of the Famous and Infamous' from New Riders an imprint of Peachpit

Contributing Photographer

Corbis Outline
– Present (24 years 10 months)

Brian Smith's Celebrity Portrait Stock Photography is represented by Corbis Outline (http://www.corbis.com)

Staff Photographer

The Miami Herald
(6 years 1 month)

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"

Staff Photographer

The Orange County Register
(3 years 10 months)

AWARDS: Pulitzer Prize for News Photography: "Los Angeles Olympics", Pictures of the Year, California Photographer of the Year, NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year

Honors & Awards

Communication Arts Photography Awards

Communication Arts

Communication Arts Photography Award for 'Faces of Rajasthan'

People Photographer of the Year

One Eyeland

Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography

The Pulitzer Prizes

Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography awarded for portfolio of coverage of the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Best of Photojournalism

NPPA

Award for Portrait Series

World Press Photo

World Press Photo

First Place Sports Photo

Pictures of the Year

Pictures of the Year International

First Place Sports Photography

Pictures of the Year

Pictures of the Year International

First Place Sports Picture Story

Communication Arts Photography Awards

Communication Arts

Communication Arts Photo Awards for Nudist Golf photographed for Sports Illustrated

PDN Awards

Photo District News

PDN Award for Web Design

New Faces in Photography

American Photo

Skills

  • Photography
  • Portraits
  • Celebrity
  • Athletes
  • Editorial
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Portrait Photography
  • Annual Reports
  • Advertising
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photos
  • Digital Photography
  • Athletics
  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Business Intelligence
  • Photo Books
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Event Photography
  • On Location
  • Photojournalism
  • Image Manipulation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photographers
  • Lifestyle Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Lightroom
  • Editorial Photography
  • Image Editing
  • Newspapers
  • Art
  • Still Life
  • Studio Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Photo Editor
  • Landscape Photography
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Education

University of Missouri-Columbia

Bachelor of Journalism, Photojournalism

Activities and Societies: Editor and Photo Editor - Savitar, AWARDS: Pictures of the Year, Southern College Photographer of the Year

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