Tim Smyth, born Bristol, 1985, graduated with a BA Honours in Photography from London College of Communication. He subsequently won the Hotshoe Student Award. Smyth’s work is held in several private collections as well as MOMA, Joan Flasch Collection (SAIC), Lafayette and British Art Collection, Yale. Smyth also contributes photography to a variety of editorials. His debut publication Defective Carrots, (Bemojake 2013) was shortlisted for the PhotoEspaña Photo Book of the Year Award and Best Books 2014: John Gossage - Photo-Eye. His latest publication The al Assad Campaign 2008, (Bemojake, 2014) documents Syrian street scenes containing state propaganda prior to the Arab Spring and ongoing civil war.

Tim Smyth lives and works in London, UK.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Defective Carrots - Dodo Photo Gallery, Exeter, 2014 

My Son's Absence, Spoleto Open, 2011

Vehicles, Son Gallery, London, UK, 2010

Nature of Machines, Rathbone Gallery, 2007 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Publish / Curate - TJ Boulting, London, 2014

Kaleid 2014 London - The Art Academy, London, 2014

The Life of Objects - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2014

Site Festival 2014, Stroud, 2014

Exercises in Failure, Son Gallery, 2011

Vehicles, Son Gallery, 2010

A New Decade of Photography, Son Gallery, 2010

Polski Sklep, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2008

Selected Publications

2015

London Calling - British Journal of Photography, June Issue

Cheryl Newman, Human, Nature and The World - Raw View Magazine Issue no.2

Projects, ‘In Your Absence’ - British Journal of Photography, May issue

The Debated Index - Yet Magazine, Issue no.7

2014

The al Assad Campaign 2008, Bemojake

2013

Defective Carrot, Bemojake

Picture of the Week, Guardian Weekend, 9/11/13

2011

Excercises in Failure, Exhibition Catalogue, Son Gallery

2010

Vehicles, Exhibition Catalogue, Son Gallery

Collections

Joan Flasch Collection (SAIC)

MoMA

Lafayette

British Art Collection, Yale

Talks / Events

2015 

Calm Before the Storm, P21 Gallery, London, UK

2014

Defective Carrots - Book Launch, Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

Selected Work Experience

Freelance Photographer 2008 - Ongoing

Barbican, Dented Records, Exposure, Guardian Weekend, Hannah Barry Gallery, Hentsch Man, Huck Magazine, Idea Generation, Island Records, Marks and Spencer, Metropolis, New Power Studio, Nike 6.0, Antony Peattie, Policy Connect, Premier PR Red Bull, Regents Street Association, Tableau Limited, Tom Ford, Visit London, Vidal Sassoon

Workshops 2007 - 2011

All Change Arts, Homes for Islington, London, UK

New Exposure, Deutsche Bank, Mitrovica, Kosovo / Damascus, Syria / London, UK

Awards

  • Best Books 2014: John Gossage - Photo-Eye
  • Photo Book of the Year Award, Shortlist, 2014 - PhotoEspaña
  • HotShoe Magazine Student Award, 2007

Credit

Design — Studio Thomas
Build — Territories