Biography

Rodney Smith is a 1970 graduate of the University of Virginia and received a Master of
Divinity in Theology from Yale University in 1973. While at Yale he studied
photography under Walker Evans. His teaching experience has included an adjunct
professorship at Yale. Mr. Smith has been commissioned by clients such as The New York Stock Exchange, American Express, BMW, MCI Worldcom, The New York City Ballet, Starbucks, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Ritz Carlton and Visa. His editorial clients include The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Esquire, New York Magazine, and Bloomberg Personal and his fashion clients include Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Ellen Tracy, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. He received a Jerusalem Foundation Fellowship in 1975, enabling him to live in Jerusalem for three months and resulted in his first book, In the Land of Light, published by Houghton- Mifflin Company in 1983. His second book, The Hat Book was published by Doubleday in 1993. Mr. Smith’s third book, The End, was published in November 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Snedens Landing, on the Hudson River near New York City.