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 an MRes at Royal College of Art (RCA) which considers the landscape work of American photographer William Christenberry and landscape’s multifaceted relationship with time, memory and identity. Research will be completed in 2020.  

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

 

Publications

Uncertain States, 2019 - Design James Young

New Dutch Photography Talent, 2013 - X Publishers BV (First Edition)

The Way Ahead, 2012 - The Velvet Cell (Group Edition)

Qualifications

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