Since 2007, Rebecca Smeyne has worked in NYC as a style and culture-focused documentary photographer. Since 2013, she has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, as well as a freelancer for other publications and brands. From 2007-2013, her images and stories were regularly featured in Spin, Paper, the Village Voice and MTV Hive. She has a large, kaleidoscopic, collection of work documenting the essence of various social scenes, from billionaire-filled galas, celeb-heavy soirees, underground art-punk ragers, NSFW nightlife adventures, the house and ballroom scene, fashion shows and parties, art fairs and parties, rap and hip-hop culture, Broadway, Hamptons summer set, West Indian Carnival celebrations, music festivals, all kinds of conventions, and more. She also shoots reportage, portraiture, and interior design.
Selected clients: The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, T, Wired, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg News, Architectural Digest, GQ Style, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Vice, the Cut, Vulture, Bustle Media Group, Fader, MTV, Spin, Paper, Village Voice, Lufthansa magazine, Glamour Germany, De Volkskrant, Grazia Germany, Adidas, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Red Bull, Mastercard, Amex, Hewlett-Packard, Budweiser, Bose, Bacardi, BAM, Brooklyn Museum, the Seinfeld family
Recognition/Awards: PDN Annual Editorial Winner, American Photography Annual (x8), Society of Publication Designers Medal, New York Times Styles Photos of the Year (x5), The Cut Photos of the Year
Education: Columbia University, B.A., sociology