|Jeff Smith has lived in Tucson since 1970. He earned an AA from Pima Community College, where he studied photography with Louis Carlos Bernal. In 2012 his Drivescape images, electrifying color photographs made at night from a camera attached to his car, were the subject of a one-man exhibition at the Temple Gallery. In 2011, he acted as Second Unit Director of Photography for the documentary feature Flor de Muertos and was included in the "Small Works Considered" at the Davis Dominguez Gallery. Other recent exhibitions include portraits of teachers and students featured in "Precious Knowledge" a film documenting the recent civil rights battle in TUSD. In 2007, he was part of a two-person exhibition with Tom Willett at the Etherton Gallery, and his work was chosen by A.I.R. Gallery to document performance artist Kate Long Hodges’ work for the A.I.R. 7th Biennial. Smith’s work has been published in several publications including, “Predicting the Monsoon” published in the University of Arizona Report on Research, the magazine Terre Sauvage and “A Bolt Out of the Blue” in Discovery featuring the photograph I-10. He has traveled all over the world on photographic assignments, including Argentina, Australia and throughout the Southwestern United States. Smith also had a lightning photograph used in Timberland's national ad campaign featuring weather images and has also won several Addy awards for his commercial work in Tucson. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including the All Souls Procession Photo Exhibition, Night Moves, Tohono Chul Park Gallery and Saguaro Photography Invitational, Phoenix Airport Museum. Smith has owned a commercial studio for the past 20 years and is also a contract photographer for photo stock agency Alamy.com.
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