Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith has been creating bold, graphic portraits of celebrities, athletes and executives for advertising, magazines and corporations for the past 30 years. Smith`s photographs of famous and infamous faces of the noteworthy and notorious 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 journalism 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 and he was named as one of American PHOTO magazine`s "New Faces in Photography."
The Creative Coalition headed by Tim Daly, Dana Delany, Alfre Woodard, Matthew Modine, Kerry Washington and Barry Levinson took Smith?s book `Art & Soul` to Congress and the White House to successfully lobby for increased funding for the Arts. He`s been featured on the cover of the Photo District News Portraiture Issue and the Communication Arts Photography Annual, Smith`s work appears in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Parade and Ocean Drive. His corporate clients include Sony, Kraft, Nabisco, The New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, TNT and NBC.
Smith is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and he has appeared on Fine Living Channel teaching a Little League Mom how to become a Big League Sports Photographer. He`s the President of Editorial Photographers, an organization of over 2,000 of the top magazine photographers and newspaper photojournalists from around the world and frequently a speaker at photography seminars and to photo students at colleges, universities and art institutes around the country.