British, Born 1978
Jonathan Smith received his B.A at the University for Creative Arts in Canterbury U.K and a diploma in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism at the International Center for Photography in New York City, where he now lives. Jon spent the early years of his career assisting and printing for renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz as his Archive Manager, and has had solo exhibtions both in the United States and Internationally. His work consists of large scale, highly nuanced color photographs of the stark natural beauty and inherent impermanence of landscapes.
He has been the recipient of a number of awards for his work including The Hearst Biennial Award (January 2011), The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward award (May 2010), the PDN Annual Awards in the Personal Category (May 2010) and the Photography Book Now Blurb award (September 2008).
His work has appeared in the Smithsonian and View magazines, PDN, Art and Architecture and The Royal Photographic Society Magazine.
Photograph by Björn Valdimarsson