Rose Smith is a visual narrator who uses the medium of photography and other art forms to discuss economic development and environmental injustice. Inspired by her predecessors Gordon Parks, Baldwin Lee, and Lorna Simpson who also found photography as a source to share the Black experience in America, Smith pursued photography on a collegiate level, and received a BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Rose is determined and committed to continue creating open dialogue through art on how injustices affect our health and well-being.


BFA - Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design

Selected Exhibitions:


2017 Journey Tila Studios, Atlanta, GA

2017 Elevate: Photographic Public Art Installation, Downtown Atlanta, GA

2018 Inner City Urban: Vine City Auburn Research Library, Atlanta, GA

2018 Last Pieces of Vine City Atlanta Betline Eastside Trail, Atlanta, GA

2014 Dear Summer CCB Studio, Atlanta, GA

2016 Elevate: Awaken Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA

2016 Open Studio Night Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2017 Where Are We Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA

2017 Solos Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2017 Art Tosa JRM Studio, Atlanta, GA

2017 This Land Is Your Land Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2017 Open Studio Night Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2017 Creative Disruption for Social Change Warehouse on Watts, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Wonderroot-The Imaginary Million, Atlanta, GA

2018 Sociology of the Black Woman in Contemporary Art MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA

2018 Emerging Artist Award Reception Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2018 The Art of a Selfie Still Point Gallery, Alpharetta, GA

Artist Talks:

2017, Spelman College African Studies Class, Atlanta, GA

2017, Georgia State University Alternative Process Class, Atlanta, GA

2018, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA

Selected Publications: 

2016, The Zeal Life Magazine

2016, Historic Westside Magazine

2017, SCAN Magazine

2017, The SCAD Connector

2017, Art Inspiration Justice Podcast


2018, Westside Future Fund

2018, Scalawag Magazine


2017, City of Atlanta Cultural Affairs "Emerging Artist Award"

2017, Artadia Award "Top 5 Finalist"