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Brian Bowen Smith
What is Beauty?
Thursday, August 4, 2011 6:30-8:00pm

Brian Bowen Smith was born and raised in New York and became a professional photographer after working as an assistant to Herb Ritts. After his mentorship with Ritts, he landed assignments for Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, Lucky, Glamour, Esquire and Interview. He recently published his first book The Men and Women of Marc Jacobs and is currently at work on another. Bowen Smith shoots for major film and television studios as well as advertising campaigns.

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To Bowen Smith, beauty is simple; you see what you like and then deem it beautiful. Whether he is shooting a supermodel, big celebrity, kids or everyday people, he strives to find the beauty within them, even if they don't know it's there. In his lecture, Bowen Smith will present some of his collaborations and discuss why he thinks they are beautiful.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and young son.


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