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
The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
Northwestern University
Philadelphia Gay News
Saks Fifth Avenue
University of Chicago
VisitPhilly.com
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