Alison Gene Smith is a photojournalist from Portland, Oregon. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Community Journalism at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In 2009 she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art in Journalism with a photography option from the University of Montana in Missoula where she was involved with the Rural News Network studying the media needs of rural Montanans and the Community News Service covering the 2009 Montana Legislative Session for more than 40 newspapers throughout the state.
Alison was most recently a reporter and photographer at the Shoshone News-Press based out of Kellogg, Idaho. The News-Press is a two member news room serving as the only media outlet for the Silver Valley. She also interned as a photographer for the Forest Grove News-Times in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2007.
Besides journalism and photography Alison’s interests include music, politics and cooking.
Her portfolio can be found here.
HONORS / EXHIBITIONS
On The Way to Wisdom Exhibition. Posh Chocolat, Missoula, MT, May 2009, Featured Artist
Honorable Mention, 14th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, University of Montana, October 2008
Robert L. Wolfe Scholarship, in recognition of professional promise and excellence in photojournalism, April 2007
Honorable Mention, Journalism Education Association, National Write-off Competition, Yearbook Copy/ Caption: Clubs Section story, March 2005
Award of Excellence, Oregon State University Fall Press Day, Write-off Competition, Yearbook Copy/ Caption: Academics Section story October 2005