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Dan Smith

Duke University

Dan Smith is a photographer and filmmaker from Durham, NC. A former-professional photographer and a political scientist, photography has been an intense passion since he was young. Born in and raised near Durham, Dan spent the better-part of a decade in Washington, D.C., as a national security policy analyst, before returning to his hometown, to marry and start a family, in 2006. From 2007 – 2014, he served as Assistant Director of Programs at the Duke University Center for International Studies. He is currently a Masters Candidate at the Duke University MFA program in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Predominantly self-taught, since 1992, he has photographed a broad range of subject-matter, ranging from professional and amateur athletics, landscapes, catalog products, architecture, professional motorsports, international aviation events, documentary subjects and the human figure.