In Focus Podcast

Episode 139

…affiliated with the legendary Black Star agency for 15 years…


Welcome, Dana Smith, a national and international-level photographer/illustrator! Dana lives in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. His photos have appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Time, Bloomberg, Stern, MIT Technology Review, Nature, Boston Globe, and Yankee.

Dana was born in nearby New Bedford, Massachusetts. He has accrued a vast editorial background with an additional 10 years of newspaper photojournalism experience behind him. He was also affiliated with the legendary Black Star agency for 15 years.

Dana Smith was an instructor at the New England School of Photography in Boston for 20 years. Smith’s illustration work is represented by Mendola Artists in New York – portfolio.

The Artists Index co-founder and Visual Arts Podcast Host, Ron Fortier, talks with Dana Smith about his background, passion, and photographic journey. This episode was recorded with Zoom in 2023. We continue using Zoom, our podcast host’s studios, and our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford.

We will accommodate our guests’ schedules and recording location/resources preference due to Covid’s continuing presence to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes or because they don’t live on the South Coast of Massachusetts.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and our journey is still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!



Dana Smith

Fairhaven, MA 02719


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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fairhaven Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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