About ___________________________________________

Paul S. Smith is a Lecturer in Photography within the Creative Industries Department at Buckinghamshire College Group. His photographic work focuses on the alternative landscapes within the United Kingdom, Europe and America. In 2012 the project The Way Ahead, which was published by The Velvet Cell, was part of the Adrift exhibition at The Truman Gallery, London. The exhibition toured Austria, Germany and Switzerland and was in association with The Gasket Gallery, London. In 2013 Smith was published and exhibited as part of the one-hundred photographers in New Dutch Photography Talent 2013. The publication was on sale in The Photographer’s Gallery and Tate Modern and concluded with an exhibition at the GUP Gallery, Amsterdam. In 2015 his work, focusing on the wastelands of South London, and was shortlisted and exhibited for The Syngenta Photography Award at Somerset House, London. The work went onto tour South America, at the Centro Cultural de São Paulo - Brazil, under the title: Scarcity-Waste. The most recent exhibit was a group show displayed at The Dukebox Theatre, Hove for Brighton Photo Fringe 2016. Entitled Covered & Exposed the exhibition focused on the violence and mortality hidden within the landscape. The work Smith exposed the rural location of the White Knights of the Klu Klux Klan in Zinc, Arkansas, America.  He is currently studying on an PhD in Art History at the University of Nottingham under mentor Dr. Mark Rawlinson. The research considers the British approach to the American landscape and will be completed in 2018.  

Exhibitions _______________________________________

2016 - Covered & Exposed, Brighton Photo Fringe 2016, The Dukebox Theatre, Brighton, UK

2015 - Scarcity-Waste, Centro Cultural de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

2015 - The Syngenta Photography Award 2015, Somerset House, London, UK

2013 - New, GUP Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013 - Adrift, Ruberl Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2012 - Adrift, The Truman Brewery, London, UK

2010 - Mainland, The Exit Gallery, London, UK

2008 - Crop, Central Saint Martins Gallery, London, UK


Qualifications _____________________________________

2013 - 2018 - PhD in Art History - University of Nottingham

2004 - 2005 - MA in Photography and Urban Cultures - Goldsmiths' College, University of London

2007 - 2008 - Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Photography - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

2000 - 2003 - BA (Hons) Fine Art Photomedia - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Completed Archival Works___________________________

2015 - Heir to a Crippled Crown, Centralia, Pennsilyvasnnia

2015 - Between the Rocks, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

2015 - F-Troop, Treatment and the Half-Way Line, New Cross, London

2014 - Zinc, Arkansas, America

2014 - Wall, South Dakota, America

2011 - 2014 - The Way Ahead, Port Talbot, Wales

2014 - The City of the Two Seas, Taranto, Italy

2010 - 2013 - Metro-land, UK

2008 - 2010 - The Soda Waste, Sighthill, Glasgow