Donavon Smallwood is a self-trained photographer who uses the medium as a means of exploring humankind, imagination, and nature. A native New Yorker, Smallwood received his B.A. from Hunter College in 2016 and has gone on to photograph for numerous editorial clients including the Atlantic, the New Yorker, the New York Times and others. In 2021, he received the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Daylight Photo Award. “Languor,” his first monograph, is set to be published by Trespasser in fall 2021.