Alison A. Smith is a photographer who is interested in the built environment, particularly the suburban landscape. She earned an MFA in studio art - photography with Distinction from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2010. She earned a BFA in studio art - photography with a minor in Women's Studies from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 2006. Alison has worked for the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Office as the Registrar and as a member of the national conference staff. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Vermont. Alison is currently serving as a senior lecturer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, in the Department of Cinema & Photography, College of Mass Communications & Media Art.