Patrick Smith on WHNPA recognition, photo assignments and Pickles

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“Cliche sounding Iā€™m sure, but life is one big assignment. All I ask for is to be healthy and have a new photographic challenge every day.” ā€” Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is a freelance photojournalist based in Baltimore, Md. whose work has been distributed and published by Getty Images, Reuters, New York Times, and The Baltimore Sun, to just name a few of the publications where you might have seen his name. Recognized as the Still Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) in their 2013 Eyes of History competition, The Darkroom caught up with the Baltimore native, who dished on photographing the Penn State scandal, gear setup on shoots and his Pickles Pup photo series.

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