Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Cuba. 1999. ©Allison V. Smith

Cuba. 1999. ©Allison V. Smith

Que Viva Cuba!

Great news for Cuba-American relations today. I visited Cuba on a journalist Visa in 1999 while I was a staff photographer at the Dallas Morning News. I photographed members of the Buena Vista Social Club in their homes. It was a sweet highlight of my photography career. Check out Alex Harris's photographs of Cuba and David Alan Harvey's photographs of Cuba. Both photographers completely inspire me with their ability to capture the beautiful soul of Cuba.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

In Print: Road to Valentine

In Print! Check out the current Music Issue of the Oxford American. My photograph "Road to Valentine" illustrates Aaron Alford's interview with singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

NYT: Unexpected Texas

ICYMI, I photographed Klyde Warren Park in Dallas for Robert Draper's story "Unexpected Texas" that ran in Sunday, November 16 New York Time's travel section. He also focused on El Paso with photographs by Nancy Newberry and Houston with photographs by Sandy Carson. Read Draper's story here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Big Boy

Big Boy. October 2014. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith

I've been shooting portraits of my neighbors at Halloween for a few years +.
See my photo shelter archive for more portraits.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Vote Today!

Vote. October 2003. Marfa, Texas © Allison V Smith

Thursday, October 23, 2014

White Rock Theater on National At Risk List

White Rock Wildlife Water Theater. June 2014. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith
White Rock Wildlife Water Theater. June 2014. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith
Yesterday the Landslide 2014: Art and the Landscape, The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 2014 list of at-risk and threatened site was launched. The list included 11 examples " of land-based art from ancient petroglyphs to earthworks, folk art creations, single artist, multi-acre installations and others threatened with demolition, neglect, poor maintenance, vandalism and lack of funding." On the list was Dallas artist's Frances Bagley and Tom Orr's White Rock Wildlife Water Theater. I was thrilled to be commissioned by The Cultural Landscape Foundation to document the conditions of the theater to help bring attention to these at-risk sites. Read and see more here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Fern. Dallas, Texas © Allison V. Smith

RIP Fern. 
For such a tiny girl she occupied a lot of space in our lives, hearts and home. Fern had the smallest paws and the sweetest meow. Her gorgeous green eyes were filled with sincerity. Fern showed up on our back porch one day 14 years ago. She was a grown kitten and quickly became part of our family. She purred for sunshine and head scratches. She is missed.