Celebrating the Photographer Who Chronicled Seattles African-American Community for Six Decades
"On the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith" opens this month at MOHAI and will run until June 2018.
FOCAL POINT: Al Smith photographed singer Vivian Dandridge (above), older sister of Dorothy Dandridge, at Seattle’s China Pheasant restaurant in 1953. This article appears in print in the November 2017 issue. Click here for a free subscription. Albert Joseph Septimus Al Smith grew up above a grocery store in Seattle, the son of a couple…