Category: Portraits

Photographer: Brian Smith “Cuban Boxer”

I am guest curating today’s portrait photographer of the day for Brian Smith who is a bit under the weather. Brian is the curator for Photofocus in the portrait category. Since I’m filling in I believe it’s only appropriate to feature Brian himself. His career is making one unbelievable portrait after another from celebrities to burlesque to naked golfers to business people to political figures including a Pulitzer prize winner. Today, Brian takes us to Ismael Salas’ Boxing Gym in Cuba for his portrait “Cuban Boxer.” The photograph was made 1n 2009 before getting to Cuba was easy.

One of the best parts of the job of “curating the curators” for Photofocus is being able to occasionally shine the spotlight on a member of the team who works hard to bring you their Photographer of the Day selection every week. The seven curators (myself included,) have a passion to share photographers that inspire us with our readers.

Originally shared on Brian’s website here.

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