Personal Work That Lands Assignments: Marcus Smith

September 12, 2013

By David Walker

© Marcus Smith

An image from Marcus Smith's "Crew Love" project, showing players walking into a stadium fright before a big game, January 2012. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Photographer Marcus Smith spent the fall and winter of 2011 to 2012 on a personal documentary project about a top-ranked high-school basketball team near his Chicago neighborhood. By late spring, he had self-published the project as a book, mailed it to about 20 clients he wanted to work for, and within a few weeks had an assignment to wander around...

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