Isaac Smith is a multi-platform journalist living and working in Southern Illinois. With a strong belief in documenting one's own  backyard, he is dedicated to telling the story of community through photographs, audio, and video. 

He has had worked published in the Chicago Tribune and Washington Post and in 2015 launched the documentary photography magazine Rooted12 , which focuses on documenting life in the Midwestern United States, highlighting the talents of up-and-coming photographers in the field.

He has been recognized with several awards including 3rd Place in Portrait by the Illinois Press Photographer's Association 2014, 1st Place in both feature and general news photography in 2013 from the Illinois Press Association.

Isaac received his BS in Journalism from Southern Illinois University in  2012 and is currently developing a clientele.