Photographer Brian Smith on Staying Ahead of the Game, the Importance of Personal Work and Mirrorless Technology (Sponsored)
Amber Ray photographed with Sony a7SII
Haiti photographed with Sony a7R
The career of Miami-based photographer Brian Smith kicked into full gear when he was an undergrad at the University of Missouri; by the time he was twenty-five, he had already won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, making him one of the youngest journalists of any kind to ever take home the coveted award. Soon after those iconic shots of the Los Angeles Olympics, he would once again be nominated for the same award for his documentation of life in Haiti, a subject to which he would return years down the line. Smith calls himself “the luckiest guy on the planet,” but with three books, World Press Photo, Photo District News, American Photo and Pictures of the Year awards, not to mention exhibitions in the Library of Congress, American Museum of Natural History, and countless others, we think it has less to do with luck than it does with talent… and a knack for keeping up with and taking advantage of the best advancements in camera technology.