Tim Smyth, born Bristol, UK, 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 FT Magazine, Elephant Magazine and The Guardian. 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 in London, UK, and works internationally.

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

Post-Internet Photography - Lincoln Projects, London, UK, 2017

Like Monkeys on a Rock - The Averard Hotel, London, UK, 2016

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


Dinner for One - FT Magazine, 12/08/17


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


The al Assad Campaign 2008, Bemojake


Defective Carrot, Bemojake

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


Excercises in Failure, Exhibition Catalogue, Son Gallery


Vehicles, Exhibition Catalogue, Son Gallery


Nature of Machines, HotShoe Student Award, HotShoe Magazine


Joan Flasch Collection (SAIC)



British Art Collection, Yale

Talks / Events


Calm Before the Storm, P21 Gallery, London, UK


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


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


Design — Studio Thomas
Build — Territories