Michael Smith is a freelance photographer and writer from southeastern Massachusetts.  He attended University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.F.A. in Visual Design - Photography while minoring in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communications.

A photographer with over 20 years experience, Michael has freelanced for publications such as the New Bedford Standard Times, The Fall River Spirit, The Dartmouth ChronicleFall River Herald News, The Taunton GazetteNuvo magazine in Indianapolis, IN, and several suburban magazines published by the Indianapolis Star newspaper. 

In 2012, Michael published FALL RIVER: A Photo Essay: a documentation of a once thriving textile industry-based city, now struggling to survive in an economic downturn that has lasted for nearly one hundred years.

Included in Michael's photographic repertoire is his coverage of the local music scene, including photographing the artwork on Kyle Andree's CD Through Midnight Eyes, and encapsulating local live performances.

Michael also has written feature news stories, essays, and op-eds published in the New Bedford Standard Times, The Fall River Spirit, The Dartmouth Chronicle, and local magazines on local issues.

Michael uses Canon digital and 35mm cameras and lenses with Adobe CS software for post production of his still photography and video work.