In 2004, I left my job at The Dallas Morning News to become a full-time freelance photographer. My first self-assigned project was driving to Marfa with my Hasselblad and making photographs. I have continued doing this over the past 10 years, taking two or three treks a year to far West Texas with a big bag of film. I have documented dust storms that change the color of the sky and the aftermath of a wildfire that burned 315,000 acres. This year the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth purchased three of my Marfa photographs for its permanent collection. They are on view in the exhibition Framing Desire through Aug. 23, 2015.
See more work by Dallas-based photographer Allison V. Smith at allisonvsmith.com.
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