Jonathan Smith was born in England in 1978. He received his B.A. with honors in Fine Art 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. He maintains a studio in Brooklyn.
Jonathan spent the early years of his career assisting and printing for Joel Meyerowitz as his Archive Manager. He has won numerous photography awards and his work has been widely exhibited both in the United States and internationally. Among his solo exhibitions: The Curator Gallery, Nunc Contemporary, Antwerp, Belgium; the Hearst Gallery, NYC; Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC; and East Central College Gallery, Union, MO. His work has been in numerous group shows, including: Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY; The Curator Gallery Artists of the Year show, NYC; Scope Miami, Art Fair; Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, NY; Open Space Gallery, London; The Museum of International Photography, NYC; and Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT. His work is included in collections at the Museum of the City of New York and the Design Trust for Public Space in New York. Jonathan’s work consists of large-scale, highly nuanced color photographs of the stark natural beauty and inherent impermanence of landscapes.