Postcards: Griff Smith's Texas
Institute of Texan Cultures exhibit to showcase TH photography
The 11-foot-tall, neon Texas flag that welcomes visitors at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio plays a central role in a photography exhibit that goes up at the museum beginning Oct. 1. Texas Highways staff photographer J. Griffis Smith paired the flag with the silhouette of a cowboy and captured the iconic image (above) in 1986. It’s one of 58 photographs in Griff Smith’s Texas: A Retrospective Through the Lens and Images From Texas Highways.
Smith, who’s now TH photography editor, has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years. During his career, he has crisscrossed the state and covered a wide spectrum of subjects, from majestic landscapes to intriguing people who have contributed to the tapestry of Texas culture.
“The ITC tells the stories of Texas and Texans, and with its rich diversity, Griff Smith’s Texas accomplishes this in spectacular fashion,” says Bryan Howard, director of exhibits at the museum. Call 210/458-2300.
From the September 2011 issue.