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Jeff Smudde (pr. “SMOO-dee”; b. 1997, Michigan) is a photographic artist based in central Illinois and photojournalist for Herald & Review in Decatur, IL. Jeff began his photographic journey in 2010, but has always had a fascination with the medium since he purchased a point-and-shoot 35mm film camera at a garage sale in the early 2000’s. He was exhibited in Sydney, Australia at The Other Art Fair, had his first solo exhibition of Moth in Ottawa, Illinois, and self-published his first monograph Arbor, Neighbor in 2019. He was awarded a Friends of the Arts grant to create the Class of 2019 Photo Major exhibition at Illinois State University. He holds a Bachelor of Art in photography and a minor in mass media with a focus in journalism from Illinois State University. Jeff tells a story of time and culture through photographs of the contemporary American landscape, and primarily works within central Illinois.