Rebecca Smeyne is a Brooklyn-based freelance documentary, event, and portrait photographer, currently covering all ends of the fashion, art, entertainment, nightlife, philanthropy, and culture scenes for The New York Times (2013-current). She is also on the masthead at PAPER, where she has contributed since 2011, and shoots assignments for publications such as Billboard, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, and The Hollywood Reporter, and branded content for companies including Adidas, Vice, Red Bull, Twitter, and BET. Event clients include the Seinfeld family, the Guggenheim, and the Pitchfork Festival. Previously, she was on the masthead at SPIN magazine until it ceased print publication in 2014, shot a photo-based music column for the Village Voice from 2007-2011, and did a regular feature for MTV Hive from 2010-2012. Since 2007, she has photographed well over 1000 parties and 1000 bands.

Rebecca has a degree in sociology from Columbia University. Her photos are included in several editions of the American Photography Annual and PDN Annual, and have received a Society of Publication Designers Medal.

rebeccasmeyne@gmail.com   (347) 262-7578    IG: @rebeccasmeyne


The New York Times (NYTimes Magazine, Styles, Arts&Leisure, T), New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Billboard, NewYorker.com, GQ.com, Playboy, Hollywood Reporter, Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com, VICE (Thump, Noisey, Broadly. Vice.com), Fader.com, PAPER, Allure, Marie Claire, SPIN, MTV Hive, Pitchfork,The Believer, Red Bull Music Academy, Village Voice, Refinery 29, The Times Magazine (London)Glamour (Germany), Glamour (Spain), GQ (Japan), L'Officiel (Germany), Grazia (Germany), Grazia (Australia), Lufhansa (Germany), Grazia (France), Welt am Sonntag (Germany), Interview (Russia), #ICH (Red Bull Media House Austria)

Twitter, YouTube, American Express, Hewlett-Packard, Target, Mercedes Benz, Monster Products, Scion, British Airways, Capital One, Mastercard, Red Bull, Bacardi, Budweiser, Absolut, Cointreau, Svedka, Drambuie, Perrier, Adidas, Diesel, Alexander Wang, Guess, Benetton, Shinola, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, MCM, Uniqlo, L'oreal, Caress, Moroccan Oil, Guggenheim, BAM, Brooklyn Museum, Alicia Keys' Keep A Child Alive Foundation, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Type Directors Club, Sony Records, BET, Fader Label, Jack White's Third Man Records, Pitchfork Festival, CBGB Festival, CMJ Festival


PDN Annual 2017 Editorial Winner
American Photography 25
American Photography 33
American Photography 34
American Photography 35
Society of Publication Designers Finalist Medal 
New York Times Styles Years in Photos 2017
New York Times Styles Years in Photos 2018
Subject of pilot episode of Vice/Noisey video series about music photographers
Paper Magazine: "Nightlife's New Guard: Rebecca Smeyne"
Paper Magazine Nightlife Award Nominee for Best Photographer
L Magazine’s cover story "Party Photographers We Love"
NY Magazine's Wildest, Most Vibrant Fashion Photos of 2014 (3 of 40)
Spin's 30 Best Portraits of 2013
Spin’s Best Live Photos of 2012
Spin’s Best Live Photos of 2011
Spin’s Top 20 Photos of 2010
NY Mag Interview
Fizzy Mag (Germany) Feature
Jen Bekman Gallery's Hey, Hot Shot” Competition Winner
URB Magazine feature
Spook Magazine (Australia) feature
Presentation to NYC Photobloggers Association at the Apple Store, SoHo
Feature Shoot Presentation - The Blow Up 2015
Year in Photos for the Village Voice 2009
Year in Music Photos for the Village Voice 2010
Year in Photos for PAPER 2012
Year in Photos for PAPER 2013
Year in Photos for PAPER 2014
Spin/VH1 Exhibit at Milk Studios NYC
Spin Exhibit at the Coachella Festival
Levi's Tweaking the Dream Exhibit at Deitch NYC
Spin Year in Music Exhibit, NYC
CBGB Festival's Never Again Group Show, NYC
TinyVices group show
Humble Art Foundation's Tough Turf: New Directions in Street Photography
Humble Art Foundation's "New Cats in Art Photography"
Humble Art Foundation's GroupShow.com
Me Hace Ruido profile (Mexico City)