Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rescheduled: Tuesday evening at the Modern

(left) Misty Keasler, Igloo Waiting Area, Hotel Gang Snowman, Osaka, 2004 (right) Allison V. Smith, Parked, May 2011. Marfa, Texas, 


Due to inclement weather, aka Thundersleet, the conversation I was scheduled to have 
tonight with Modern curator Andrea Karnes and fellow fine art photographer, Misty Keasler, will be rescheduled for March 10. Same time and place. Hope you can make it! Read more here.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Framing Desire: Photography and Video

installation at The Modern. February 2015. Fort Worth, Texas. ©Allison V. Smith
I am excited to announce the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth purchased three of my photographs from my Marfa, Texas series for their permanent collection. The show Framing Desire: Photography and Video also includes photographers I greatly admire: Misty Keasler, Catherine Opie, Robert Mappelthorpe, Nicholas Nixon, Rineke Dijkstra , Laurie Simmons and Ryan McGinley, among others. The show, which was curated by Andrea Karnes, will be up through August 23, 2015.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lynsey Addario: Behind the Lens and Enemy Lines



Hey Dallas photographers. It's what we do! I hope you are planning on hearing Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow photographer Lynsey Addario at the Dallas Museum of Art Friday night. Reserve your tickets here. Read Beatriz Terrazas review here.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Make Portraits: Larry Bell

Larry Bell. October 2014. Marfa, Texas © Allison V. Smith


I photographed artist Larry Bell with his installation : 6x6 An Improvisation at Chianti Foundation in Marfa, Texas last October. I had my Hasselblad , two rolls of film and about 10 minutes. We clicked. See more artists portraits on my archive.

Friday, February 06, 2015

family photos


 I've been scanning old family photos quiet a bit lately. This one  charmed me. I am guessing  this cat loving, stylish woman is a friend of my grandmother's.  I love the neat lawn and the off centeredness of this snap. I am guessing it was made sometime in the early 30s in St. Louis. #savefamilyphotos


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Published: The Texas Observer

Texas Observer. February 2015. © Allison V. Smith

Texas Observer. February 2015. © Allison V. Smith

Texas Observer. February 2015. © Allison V. Smith


Hot off the Press! Some recent portraits I made for the Texas Observer. Find the full story here.

Monday, February 02, 2015

from the files: Ape Shite

Going Ape Shite. 1999. Vancouver, Canada. © Allison V. Smith


Found this oldie in the files. I shot it using my Yashica on a day trip to Vancouver way back when.