K. B. Smith has been photographing the working waterfront for publication and exhibition for fifteen years. A blend of historical narrative and abstraction defines her work. As the primary photographer for the Port of Baltimore, Smith photographs ships, cargo, trains, and trucks. These elements of the transportation infrastructure transform into dynamic abstractions reminding the viewer of the strange beauty of the industrial waterfront.
The Baltimore Sun said, “Smith’s spacious vision and luscious palette endow these unexceptional forms with elegance, mystery and grandeur.”