BIO: Sarah Phyllis Smith (b. 1986 Middletown, NY) is a photographer and educator currently based in Utica, NY where she is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Pratt MWP. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Where the Great Lakes Leap to the Sea at The Shed Space in Brooklyn, NY and Fish Hotel at Vanderbilt University's Space 204. Her work has also recently shown at Whitespace Gallery, Roman Susan Gallery, Wedge Projects, VERSA, and The Midwest Center for Photography. Her work has been featured by several online publications including Don't Take Pictures Magazine, Light Leaked, Vulgaris Magazine, and Photo-Emphasis and was featured on the cover of Iranian literary magazine, Dastan. Sarah also currently serves as the Assistant Artistic Director of the New York State Summer School of the Arts: Media Arts program.