Toby Smith

Toby Smith is photojournalist and filmmaker based in the UK and works internationally on projects concerning landscape, environment, science, industry and technology.

Toby’s work has been exhibited internationally and published by the world’s leading editorial publications including National Geographic, The Sunday Times Magazine, TIME, Fortune, The New York Times and The Guardian. Broadcast credits include the BBC Natural History Unit, Al Jazeera, Sky News, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. Key exhibitions and awards include the V & A Gallery, The Barbican and PDN 30.

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Smith embraces a range of traditional photography and innovative video techniques tailored to the subject matter. Moving between large-format photography for exhibition and print, full production video for broadcast and Ultra HD time lapse or animation for web and multi-media usage. Toby also has a special interest in the online mapping and geo-location of his research leading to grants from National Geographic, The Royal Photographic Society and partnerships with NGOs on numerous field trips.

Toby was the Artist in Residence of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute for 2015/16, and continues to be professionally associated with the university for 2016/17 academic year.

Notable projects include a study of hydroelectricity and landscape in Scotland, renewable energy technology across China and India, illegal logging and mining in Madagascar, a review of the worldwide commercial space industry and walking the entire proposed London to Birmingham rail line. He is also a frequent collaborator with the Unknown Fields Division.

Toby’s extensive list of qualifications to operate on industrial sites, offshore on rigs, to fly in helicopters over water, etc. put him in a truly unique position for documenting a range of major industry stories.

Toby’s current focus is on large-scale photography and research projects for editorial publication, communication and advocacy. However, he also spends a large portion of his time working with brands and agencies on commercial assignments.

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Nikon Discovery Award – 2009
PX3, Prix de la Photographie – 2009
Royal Photographic Society – 2014, 2009
Prix Pictet Nomination – 2011, 2010, 2009
Sony World Photography Awards – 2010
Magenta Flash Forward – 2010
National Geographic Innovation in Storytelling – 2011
Photo District News Photo Annual – 2015
American Pho

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