Zack Smith has been documenting the social landscapes that surround him for the past 11 years, and since 2000, has focused his energies on New Orleans and Southwestern Louisiana. Smith specializes in environmental portraiture, performance, and street documentary photography.
Smith is currently a photography instructor at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and is the live performance photographer for the Contemporary Arts Center. For three years, Smith was shooting assistant for photographer Herman Leonard. Smith is also chief photographer for the Murphy Institute of Economy at Tulane University, Tulane University Band, KidSmart, and a house photographer at Tipitina’s.
Editorial clients range from Parenting Magazine, Alternative Press, Rolling Stone, URB, SPIN, MOJO, SBO, Antigravity, and Offbeat.
Smith’s photographs have been featured most recently with a solo showing of his 10 year Portrait retrospective “None a Stranger” in August of 2007 at The Big Top Gallery.
“Connection”: International Contemporary Art Exhibition, BECA Gallery. Feb 9-March 1 2008
Global Green USA: Global Green Lower 9th Ward Showcase Home: Original artwork created by Zack Smith. – April 10 2008.
Epoxybox, Venice Beach, CA – Select works on display from recent solo show, “None A Stranger” – October-November 2007
Sustained Winds: Presented by the Acadiana Center for the Arts: show traveling across the country from January 2006 – Fall 2009