Meet the Artisan
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. Hes told Bill Gates what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President, written an Amazon Best Seller, shared 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, Brian Smiths iconic portraits of Hollywood's A-List and Fortune's 500 have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Time, People, Forbes, Billboard, Elle and GQ. His first magazine photograph appeared in LIFE Magazine when he was a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri. Five years later, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. His awards also include World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism and Photo District News Awards. His work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, American Museum of Natural History, Aperture Gallery and Chelsea Art Museum. His photography assignments have taken him five million miles to six continents yet always brought him home to Miami Beach.
I’ve got the greatest job in the world. My worst days as a photographer might be the greatest days in the lives of many people.