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Another early member of the Kamoinge Workshop, Smith played a leading role in the production of The Black Photographer’s Annual. Inspired by the photographs of Roy DeCarava in the early 1960s, Smith became a freelance photographer, documenting street life in New York neighborhoods. In Lower East Side, Smith’s composition uses the man’s posture rather than a facial expression to emphasize his plight.
Signed Beuford Smith in lower left of mount under image
Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
A Commitment to the Community: The Black Photographers Annual, Volume I, VMFA, February 16, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Identity Shifts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, April 26 – July 27, 2014
"Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop", VMFA, February 1, 2020 - June 14, 2020