A Crack in the Room Tone

stories for a noisy world

by Fred Smith

February 22, 2015

Seldom do we get the chance to point our lens at another time.


No one knows exactly when this outhouse was built, but it stands today at the Coon Dog Cemetery in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The place is a burial ground for bona fide coon dogs, the first of which was "Troop", who was laid to rest in 1937 by the cemetery's founder, Key Underwood. I went there a f...

May 1, 2013

It's been a few years since I first met Maria Fabian while making a documentary on homeless youth in Tampa, FLA. Since Invisible Innocence: my story as a homeless youth has been published, hundreds of people around the country have contacted us explaining how Maria's courage to come forward has made a difference in bringing the number of homeless youth...

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