Future American President is a visual journey of the American dream seen through the eyes of our least cynical and most helpful citizens, our children. Conceived and brought to life by renowned photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, it is a reminder that every child has the right to aspire to greatness and ultimately achieve it. Matthew's pictures celebrate the best of the American spirit while inspiring children to dream big and never give up. With some incredible help from Boys and Girls Clubs of America, families in every state were photographed by Matthew Jordan Smith and asked what they would do if they were President. Sometimes funny, always thought-provoking, their answers point to a future national attitude of hope, compassion, and understanding in an otherwise jaded world. With a foreword from Disney star Zendaya Coleman and a personal note from President Jimmy Carter, Future American President encourages and inspires today's youth to always live their lives knowing that their highest aspirations are possible and that every great American leader and innovator was once also a future president.
About the Author
Celebrated photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has worked with some of the top names in entertainment today and many international clients have used his artistry to showcase their vision. He has appeared as guest photographer and surprise judge on the hit TV show America's Next Top Model numerous times and has appeared on The View, Good Day New York, and BET. He counts among his many magazine interviews InStyle, Essence, Photo District News, Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer. An active volunteer with several art schools including Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and RIT, as well as a board member of Kids with a Cause Europe and APA/LA, he lives in Los Angeles.