RODNEY SMITH (American b. 1947-2016)

Rodney Smith (born 1947) is a New York based fashion and portrait photographer. He graduated from the University of Virginia and held a master of divinity degree in theology from Yale University. He found his artistic inspiration during a visit to the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection of photography while in college in 1968. In the mid-1980s he began to get corporate work, including an assignment from Northrop photographing some of its executives, starting on a path that produced many portraits.