PhotoVox: May 2021 – Sorting Out Stock Photography



SPEAKER | Greg Smith, Board Member of ASMP Colorado

WHEN | Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:30 – 8 pm

WHERE | ONLINE (through Zoom – link is provided in the registration email)

COST | Free for CPAC and ASMP Members*; $10 for non-members

*The member discount is now applied at checkout

ABOUT | The May PhotoVox event is in collaboration with American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Greg Smith, Director for ASMP Colorado, will lead a discussion on the complicated history of stock photography and how photographers have tried approaching the industry. 

Topics covered will include:

  • How has the stock photography industry evolved?
  • How effectively does it serve image buyers?
  • Does is serve or “service” photographers?

MEET THE SPEAKER | Now hailing from Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley, Greg Smith has for more than 40 years crafted visuals and words for employers and clients ranging from newspapers and magazines to corporations, families and universities.

Greg is a director for ASMP Colorado and a former national board member for NPPA, whom he represented with the Authors Coalition of America. He’s edited several workflow and advocacy projects for photographers and was a contractor for the Stock Artists Alliance as it completed the Photo Metadata Project for the Library of Congress. He watched SAA fade away as stock photographers’ income dried up.

Greg is coauthor of Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way, 2003, from UNC Press. He holds NPPA’s Joseph Costa Award, a United Nations’ International Photographic Council Leadership Award, a Best of ASMP award for his 2009 documentary “Keeping the May River Wild” and two degrees in Visual Communication from Ohio University.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at either CPAC’s downtown gallery or virtually on Zoom, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.