Book Signing: Rodney Smith

Saturday 18 May 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Staley-Wise Gallery, West Wing, W15

Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith is the first retrospective book on the photographer and weaves together an introduction by Graydon Carter, a critical essay by Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau, and an assessment of Smith’s technique by the Center for Creative Photography’s chief curator, Rebecca A. Senf. The book maps Smith’s creative trajectory—including his introduction to photography, early personal projects, teaching, commissioned pieces, and career in fashion—and provides insight into his personal life and character.

Contributor Leslie Smolan (Rodney Smith’s wife, creative partner and the executor of his Estate) will be on hand to sign books and speak to visitors about Smith’s legacy.

Staley-Wise Gallery’s Photo London presentation in 2024 is the first exhibition of Smith’s work in the UK, following his first New York exhibition at the gallery in 2023.