Since before there was a North Carolina, generations have lived off the waters of the Core Sound. Their way of life, their love of the water, their determination to survive, their culture, language and cuisine has fed the spirit and body of the state from one generation to the next.
Since February 2015, Dan Smith has documented the story of Eddie Willis, his wife Alison, their three year old daughter, Maggie and the dozens of family, friends and employees who work with them. Eddie, a fourth generation Harkers Island fisherman and Alison, currently appointed to the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, are leading the effort…
An experimental short form documentary bridging the divide between cosmetic ocular prosthetics and cutting edge retinal prosthetics which have restored sight to Larry Hester, who was blind for more than 30 years.
What is it that you love the most? Fusion. Fusion is the very heart of all existence. Of all matter. Of all love.
A dozen contemporary chefs from across the United States have a single day to produce a locally-sourced pop-up community dinner on the historical estate of Ebenezer Harker.
Horace Williams House | October 4-26, 2015
What can photos, archival documents, personal recollections, and video reveal about the people who once inhabited now-abandoned places and the circumstances that caused them to leave it behind?
Power Plant Gallery | July 14-August 22, 2015
What is it like to make art using the human body as a canvas?
Follow artist Jon Son as he creates an original and temporary work of art.
Power Plant Gallery | May 7-15, 2015
The Land Loss Prevention Project, dedicated to saving struggling farmers and seeding the next generation, is, itself, in a fight to survive as the political, economic and agricultural landscape of North Carolina faces dramatic changes.
An ongoing collaboration with artist Camille I., to create paintings based on our photographic sessions.
Duke University | April 19, 2015
The sin-eater’s burden was simple: cleanse the soul of the damned by consuming their past.
An abandoned schoolhouse is left to time.
There’s no better place to the way food brings people together and catch some local color than Durham Central Park on a Saturday morning, even in the dead of winter.
The high-speed world of low-cost endurance racing.
An exploration of memory, mourning and the secrets we all keep, in the wake of the murder of rookie police officer Alexander Thalmann, in New Bern, North Carolina.
Who knew having a good time would be so dangerous?
An ongoing series exploring the catharsis of modern storytelling.
Through photography and interviews, Dan Smith explores the reaction to the art nude and how those reactions impact the experiences and identities of those currently involved in creating and/or experiencing art.
Oral history interviews with 52 contemporary American artists whose practice includes making art with the nude human form. Format: color, digital Runtime: 60+ hrs
Candler Swim Club, an abandoned Olympic diving facility in Raleigh, NC is transformed into a home for grade-school swimmers, over the course of two years.