“Ali Smith is a talented, original, and inventive photographer with a passion for women’s issues.” –Amy Arbus, photographer
“Ali Smith’s photos show artists both as they want to be and as they are. That takes a brilliant eye.” –Mary Karr, bestselling author of The Liar’s Club and Cherry
“Ali Smith is a visionary. I think she’s an amazing photographer, a great musician, really insightful, a great storyteller, and a magnet for really cool, interesting women. I love her politics. I love her point of view. In my Mount Rushmore of women I admire, she’s right up there with Dorothy Day and Zelda Fitzgerald, and all those other great crackpots.” –Karen Duffy, television personality, model, and author of Model Patient
About the Author
Ali Smith has been a ballet dancer and a rock musician as well as a photographer. Her first book, Laws of the Bandit Queens, was released in 2002 by Three Rivers Press and has been called “this generation’s quintessential homage to strong, smart, groundbreaking women.” She has been profiled on Oxygen Television and in New York Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, reviewed in Elle Girl, and was briefly “the face of Cosmopolitan Magazine.” She has exhibited her work at the International Center of Photography, Milk Studios, and Sandbox Studios, among other places and has been a visiting artist at ICP, New York University, and Alfred University. A grant fromthe Puffin Foundation funded Ali’s work photographing incarcerated mothers and their children, and the resulting photo essay was published in a national magazine. She lives in her hometown of New York City with her husband, a photojournalist, and their son.
Joan Blades is the cofounder of MoveOn and MomsRising.