Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Creative Black and White Photography by Rodney Smith

Many of you know the name of Rodney Smith. Not surprisingly, such kind of photographers must be famous. His pictures are always easily identified thanks to a special style of Rodney. His photo is like special moment of someone’s life. Looking at them, it seems that a man could do the impossible things, he able to stop time. Besides, his stories lure the viewer as something magical, fantastic. It’s similar to very realistic dream.

Celebrated photographer Rodney Smith graduated from the University of Virginia in 1970 and earned a Master of Divinity in Theology from Yale University in 1973. While at Yale, he also studied photography under Walker Evans.

In 1975, Smith received a Jerusalem Foundation Fellowship which enabled him to travel to Jerusalem for three months. The photos taken there resulted in his first book “In the Land of Light” which was published in 1983.

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