Me in New York, December 2016

Welcome!
Here’s a bit of info about me: In 1992, I graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Since then I have worked as a photographer in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York City. 
I was the founding art director and photographer of the Chicago Free Press until moving to New York in 2008. Before that I worked for seven years as photographer and page designer for Windy City Times, where I won two Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Awards for “Best Photojournalist at a Non-Daily.” 
In the summer of 2008, I was a designer for the arts section of The New York Sun. After returning to Chicago in 2009, I continued my work as a freelance photographer with the University of Chicago where I have been a contributing photographer since 1993.
As fate would have it, I found myself back in New York for nearly seven years. But as exciting as that was; it's great to be back in Chicago. In New York, I was a freelance photographer—focusing mainly on Broadway—which was great because I lived in the Times Square area and I could walk to most of the events. And in Chicago I am grateful to continue working with UChicago and also with Northwestern University.
Please send me a message at jason@jasonsmith.com if you’d like me to photograph you or your event—I’d be happy to help.

Some of my favorite clients include:
Asian Art Museum
Association of Corporate Counsel
Everett Collection
Hyde Park Art Center
The Insight Labs
National LGBT Bar Association
Northwestern University
Philadelphia Gay News
Saks Fifth Avenue
University of Chicago
VisitPhilly.com
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