Mike Smith (see image above), a long-time Johnson City, Tennessee - based photographer and professor in the Department of Art at East Tennessee State University, is retiring this year from his teaching post.
In his honor, the university is hosting several shows of work by Smith and his students in the Reece Museum in the university's Center for Appalachian Studies.
Parting Shots is a solo show of new work by Smith.
Under the Influence is a group show of work by some of Smith's former students, including Miwako Kato (see image above) and over thirty others.
You can go here, to Blurb Books, to see the exhibition catalogues with all Smith's work and all of Smith's students' work included.
These shows were curated by Richmond, VA-based photographer Kevin Thrasher, another of Smith's former students at ETSU.
Also up in the Reece Museum is a solo show of work from his Somewhere Along the Line portfolio by Joshua Dudley Greer (see image above), Smith's colleague in the photography department at ETSU.
All three of these shows are now up at the Reece until March 3rd, 2017. Well worth your dropping by if you are in Johnson City, Tennessee.