Friday, September 26, 2014


SFOT. Dallas. 2013 © Allison V. Smith

Tis the season. I'll see You at the Fair.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

photos from the road

Backyard. Arkansas. August 2014. ©Allison V. Smith
Cornfield. Arkansas. August 2014. ©Allison V. Smith
Frontyard. Arkansas. August 2014. ©Allison V. Smith
A few photos from a recent road trip through Arkansas. Also seen on my new and improved www.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Up for Auction

Darts. Vinalhaven, Maine © Allison V. Smith

This hot pink photograph of mine is up for auction.
Bid here and support The Foundation.

Friday, September 19, 2014

1814 + Barry Whistler Gallery

Please Join Us for



1814 MAGAZINE Issue no. 7 includes the work of celebrated photographers Tom Bianchi, Erwin Blumenfeld, Nathalie Daoust, Pascal Fellonneau, Ger Ger, Fred Herzog, James Loveday, Allison V. Smith, and Bruce Talamon. Also included in Issue no. 7 are works by Helmut Newton, Rupert Smith, and Larry Bell, among others, from the Joan Quinn Collection, and photographs from recently discovered glass plates (circa 1870 Iranian Kurdistan) from the Newsha Tavakolian Collection.

Text by Tom Bianchi, Nadia Blumenfeld-Charbit, Nathalie Daoust, Fred Herzog, Allison V. Smith, Bruce Talamon, Newsha Tavakolian, and Laura Whitcomb.

160 pages, 115 illustrated pages, 8 in. x 10 in. , soft cover, perfect bound, edition of 2000.

Heads up Photo Fans:  Tomorrow join 1814 Magazine  at Barry Whistler Gallery  from noon to 3 for cupcakes and a reveal of Issue 7 which I am very proud to a part of. In this issue, I photographed the bones of the Statler Hilton in  downtown Dallas and had the privilege of interviewing street photographer Fred Herzog for a q&a that ran with a portfolio of his photographs. 


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Hope Elephants

Hope Elephants. August 2014 Hope, Maine © Allison V. Smith
Hope Elephants. August 2014 Hope, Maine © Allison V. Smith
Hope Elephants. August 2014 Hope, Maine © Allison V. Smith
Hope Elephants. August 2014 Hope, Maine © Allison V. Smith
This summer I had the awesome opportunity to photograph the Hope Elephants at their home in Hope, Maine. As per most favorite assignments, I left with much more knowledge and understanding of this beautiful and endangered species. I learned today that the founder of Hope Elephants and our former vet, Dr. Jim Laurita, died tragically this morning. I have very deep sadness for his family, the Hope Elephant community and  especially for the elephants who had known Dr. Laurita for so long. Read more here and please join me in donating to the Hope Elephants Jim Laurita Fund here.

Watch National Geographic's tribute to Dr. Laurita.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Blurred Lines

 lines. Monhegan Island, Maine. 2014 © Allison V. Smith

I'm back in Texas and feeling way overwhelmed with a extra large edit of photographs in front of me. 30 rolls of 120 film, over 8000 digital images and a ridiculous amount of cell-snaps #hipstamatic. Sometimes I  question myself why I am shooting so much in the first place? Do other photographers ask themselves this? Did Winogrand or Bresson or Lange question their practice? Should I slow down to edit or go out and shoot some more? Some of these photographs are slowly showing up in my archive and I hope to share some new Hasselblad photographs on my www soon. 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Last chance to see Going West

outside Valentine, Texas © Allison V. Smith

It's your last chance to check out my photography show Going West at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany. The show closes Sunday, September 7.
Watch Glasstire's Top 5 to see what they had to say about it.