Steven B. Smith
Fellow: Awarded 1999
Field of Study: Photography
Competition: US & Canada
Steven B. Smith is a photographer whose work chronicles the transition of the Western landscape into suburbia. For this work he was awarded the First Book Prize for Photography by the Honickman Foundation and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His book The Weather and a Place to Live: Photographs of the Suburban West was published by Duke University Press (2005). In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, he has received Aaron Siskind and Kittredge Fellowships. His work has been widely exhibited and can be found in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mr. Smith received his B.F.A. from Utah State University and his M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art. He has taught photography at Yale and Brown universities and currently lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, where he teaches in the photography department at Rhode Island School of Design.