Dallas, TX, United States
Since the mid 1980's, Smiley has been collecting images that capture the critical stories of our time and the memorable moments in individual lives.
He’s covered nine Olympic games, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, the travels and funeral of Pope John Paul II, professional sporting events like the Super Bowl and NBA finals, visiting dignitaries, presidential inaugurations, and many other major local, national and international news events. In 2011 he documented the training of the final space shuttle crew as the embedded pool photographer and is recently finished a project on the future America’s manned space flight program.
Pool contributed the aerial photography to The Dallas Morning News’ coverage of Hurricane Katrina, which won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. He is a seven-time winner of the National Press Photographers Association regional photographer of the year award, as well as numerous other local, state and national awards. He has been named the Texas APME Star Photojournalist of the Year three times in the last five years.
He has served as a judge for both POYi and the NPPA Best of Photojournalism, taught and mentored at the Eddie Adams Workshop and the NPPA Multimedia Immersion, been a member of the board of the National Press Photographers Association and volunteers for the Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative and AIDS Foundation Houston.
A native Texan who was born in Galveston, Pool is currently a senior staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News. He has also worked for the Houston Chronicle, Colorado Springs Gazette and Austin American Statesman. He was hired full-time following his internship at the Austin American Statesman as a college freshman and freelanced for the weekly Suburban Journal newspapers in St. Louis as high school senior.
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