Résumé Images | Notable Gary Mark Smith Streetphotos, and why?


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Education:

  • Master of Arts — Photographic Arts: on a teaching fellowship provided by Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Science — Journalism: photojournalism, news editorial, magazine layout and production. William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University Of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

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Volcano Victim: Montserrat Hat Woman
Montserrat, Eastern Caribbean, 1997

Competition:

Two American Photo Magazine International Competition championships —
1991 (December Issue) American Photo Career Competition;
2000  (December Issue) American Photo International Readers Competition

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Life in the Favela: Momma Combed my Hair
Favela da Rocinha, Brazil | Under Gang Control, 2011

Competition:

International Color Masters Cups Awards — 2012
Three images from Gary’s 2011 shoot of the infamous Rio de Janeiro slum under gang control
for his book Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (2012) won three Masters Cups

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Amsterdam Muntplein Bike Girl (BIG)

Yellow Amsterdam Bike Girl Waiting for the Light to Change
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Competition:

GUP (Guide to Unique Photography-Amsterdam) —
2012 (April Issue) WebSite merit for www.streetphoto.com

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Five on a Bench: Warsaw at Reunification 1990
Warsaw, Poland

Competition:

Gary Mark Smith’s photographs and their commentaries are powerful and dramatic.
He’s created a terrific body of work using remarkable people in remarkable places

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Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture:   Smithsonian Institution

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Slum Run
Favela da Rocinha, Brazil | Under Gang Control, 2011

Museum Acquisition

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Ten images from the Favela da Rocinha, Brazil project acquired (2012)
and the resulting book inducted into the permanent archive of the Jane Flasch Fine Art Book Collection at the School at the
Art Institute of Chicago

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Salem Eruption #1 | September 22, 1997 (10:46 am)
Montserrat, Eastern Caribbean

Museum Acquisition

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A portfolio of forty five prints from the book Molten Memoirs acquired by the Montserrat National Trust

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Mangled McDonalds with Broken Ronald
(Set back up and signed by first responders to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Flood of New Orleans)
Gulf Coast Highway 90, Gulfport, Mississippi

Museum Acquisition

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Eight images from the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Flood of New Orleans project acquired (2008)
by the New Orleans Museum of Art

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Las Vegas Elvis Busker-Scape
The Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Museum Acquisition

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Two images from the 3-month-long Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s
Crosswalk Contemporary International Street Photography Exhibition (2006)
acquired by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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Nation Station
Paris Metro, Paris, France

Museum Acquisition and Sale

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Two images acquired and sold from the walls of Sotheby’s in New York
during the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
History of Photography Exhibition and benefit auction (2010)

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Osama bin Laden Tribute T-shirt Vendor
Peshawar, Pakistan, December 2001

Museum Acquisition

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Twelve images acquired by Spencer Museum of Art from the University of Kansas exhibition;
Gary Mark Smith; Outside the Wire, at Stauffer-Flint Hall at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Sophisticated Sleeper Cell
(On terror alert in Paris only days after 9-11, 2001)
Paris, France

Museum Acquisition

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Thousands of presentation photographs, all his research papers,
and a few personal mementos from the first thirty years of the artist’s far flung career acquired (2012) into the Gary Mark Smith Collection, part of the Kansas Collection at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas

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Molten Memoirs: Essays, Rumors, Field Notes and Photographs From The Edge of Fury
(1999, 2000, 2001, 2009)
An Artist’s Account of the Volcano Holdouts of Salem, Montserrat
Issued on tape for the sight impaired in 2001 by Audio Reader; 2009 issued as a Kindle Edition

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Searching For Washington Square
(2001)
A collection of 145 early works – 1978-1998. Published by the Traver Foundation

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White With Foam
Essays, Rumors, Field Notes, and Photographs from the Edge of World War III

September 10, 2001 to September 12, 2002
(2003)
Published as an online book December 2007 and as a Kindle Edition in June 2009

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The Road to Hell: Making Heaven Out of Third Class Travel
(2009)
A guidebook about how to travel the world cheaply…
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25 global street photographs and the foreword: Travel Par
In collaboration with Author Janet M. Cinelli

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Favela da Rocinha, Brazil
(2012)
The Poetry of Everyday Life Inside the Largest Gang Occupied Favela in Rio de Janeiro
Just Prior to “Pacification” and on the Cusp of Brazil’s Emergence as a World Economic Giant
and of Rio’s Hosting of the World Cup of Futbol in 2014 and Olympic Games in 2016

By Sarah Stern and Gary Mark Smith with Carlos P. Beltran; foreword by James R. Hugunin


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Goma:
The Poetry of Everyday Life
On the Streets of the Most Miserable Place on Earth

(2016)



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Competition:

International Color Masters Cups Awards — 2016

Two photographs from the book Goma by Gary Mark Smith
were chosen as 2016 International Masters Cup Color Award nominees
in the “Children of the World” category
and one of those nominees (above)
was named an IMCCA Photo of the Year winner.


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Museum Acquisition

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The book Goma:
 The Poetry of Everyday Life on the Streets of the Most Miserable Place on Earth (2016) Inside the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in North Kivu,
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
was inducted into the permanent archive of the
Jane Flasch Fine Art Book Collection at the School at the Art Institute of Chicago


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ocinha 17-panel Wired Dreamscape 2011