Mike Smith photographs the rural American Southeast in large-format color photography, exposing the unique beauty of the region and the people who call it home. Born in Germany, Mike Smith received his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and his M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art. He has been a Professor of Photography at East Tennessee State University since 1981. Mike Smith's photography is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and was a 2000 finalist for the Alfred Eisenstadt/LIFE Magazine.
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