A highly acclaimed photographer, Luther Smith has exhibited his work across Texas and throughout the United States for nearly four decades. His photographs have appeared in local and regional venues in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco, to name a few. Nationally, he has exhibited work from California to Maine, including venues in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, and St. Louis, among others.
Smith’s photographs appear in many public collections, among them the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Library of Congress, the Art Institute of
Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, Fidelity Investments, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Illinois State Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Pacific Telesis Collection in San Francisco, the Phoenix Arts Commission, and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
His photographs have appeared in many books, including Photography 9, Photography 8, and Photography 7, published by Prentice Hall; the Trinity River, a monograph published by TCU Press; and the Book of 35mm Photography, by Curtin & London. Periodicals that have included Smith’s work include Fort Worth Magazine, D Magazine, Chicago Magazine, American Artist Magazine, and Mademoiselle, to name a few.
Smith has taught photography for more than thirty-five years, and began his career at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty of TCU in 1983, and currently serves as professor of art there. Luther Smith received his MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and his BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.