Tim Smith
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Manitoba-based photographer Tim Smith has spent fifteen years documenting life on the prairies including thirteen years photographing the Hutterites; insular Anabaptists that live communally on colonies in Canada and the United States. His work is among the broadest and most extensive visual documentations of their culture ever produced. In addition to long-term documentary work he covers assignments for a variety of editorial and commercial clients in the prairies and occasionally further on. Smith's work has garnered several awards including two National Newspaper Awards and a Judges Special Recognition in the prestigious Pictures of the Year International (POYI) Community Awareness Award. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide and exhibited in North America, Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Smith is the 2022 Donggang Photo Festival Artist of the Year and portions of his work from the prairies and the Hutterites are part of the Province of Manitoba's art collection as well as the permanent display at the Múzeum habánov v Sobotišti in Slovakia. Smith is a supporter of the Coalition for Women in Journalism.

Portions of Smith's Hutterite work have been graciously supported by three Manitoba Arts Council grants.

Exhibitions


Múzeum habánov v Sobotišti (Hutterites Museum in Sobotište), Slovakia. Permanent. 


2022 - November 4 - 20. The Hutterites exhibition. Head On Photo Festival. Sydney, Australia.

2022 - September 16 - November 12. In The World But Not Of It solo exhibition. MHC Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2022 - September 3. In The World But Not Of It screening. Verzasca Foto Festival. Switzerland.

2022 - July 22 - October 9. The Hutterites; Festival Artist of the Year exhibition. Donggang Photo Festival. Seoul, South Korea.

2022 - July 21 - August 28. Harmony; A Mutual Understanding group exhibition. Ragusa Foto Festival. Ragusa, Italy.

2022 - July 7 - October 2. In The World But Not Of It. Helsinki Photo Festival. Helsinki, Finland. 

2022 - July 3 - October 3. In The World But Not Of It; The Hutterites solo show. MEWO Kunsthalle. Memmigen, Germany.

2022 - April 1 - 31. The Hutterites exhibition. Addis Foto Festival - New Beginnings. Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

2022 - April 1 - 31. The Hutterites Featured Exhibition. Flash Photographic Festival. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

2022 - The Hutterites. PHOTO IS:RAEL festival travelling exhibiton. Kfar Yona, Nahariya.

2021 - November - Growing up Hutterite. Meeting Point - 9th Annual PHOTO IS:RAEL festival. Tel Aviv, Israel.

2021 - June - August. In the World but not of It. Estevan Art Gallery & Museum. Estevan, Saskatchewan.

2021 - June 3 - 30. The Hutterites. Belfast Photo Festival

2020 - November 28, 2020 - March 13, 2021. Luxembourg Art Prize finalists group exhibition. Luxembourg, EU. 

2020 - May 11 - June 20. Hutterites of Manitoba solo show. Portage and District Arts Centre. Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

2020 - June 26 - September 19. Hutterites of Manitoba solo show. MHC Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba. CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

2020 - January 10 - February 23. In the World but not of It solo show. Gallery@501. Sherwood Park, Alberta.

2019 - 2020 - Hutterites at Play. United Photo Industries' The Fence open-air exhibition. Brooklyn, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Sarasota, Atlanta, Denver, Calgary.

2019 - April 1-29. Midwest Arts Council, Hamiota, Manitoba - Hutterites of Manitoba

2017 - March 16-21. Take Out Takes group show with Rogue Collective at Black Cat Artspace, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Rogue Collective

2016 - September 21-25. A Few Acres of Snow group container show at Photoville 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Laurence Butet-Roch

2016- October 6 - November 20. Hutterites of Manitoba solo show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Curated by Natalia Lebedinskaia

2016 - November 2 – 27. Hutterites of Manitoba solo show at Zoom Photojournalism Festival, Saguenay, Quebec. Curated by Laurence Butet-Roch

Awards and Press

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • Judges Special Recognition, Community Awareness Award, Pictures of the Year International (POYI)
  • Finalist, National Magazine Awards, Photojournalism and Photo Essay Category as part of a Team for Macleans Magazine - Dreams of Canada Feature
  • Finalist, Short Story Award, Festival Della Fotographia Etica

2017

  • Manitoba Arts Council grant recipient

2016

  • National Newspaper Award for Feature Photography

2015

  • Second Place - Feature Category, NPPA Best of Photojournalism
  • Third Place - Best Published Picture Story (Small Market) NPPA Best of Photojournalism
  • Honourable Mention - Feature Multimedia NPPA Best of Photojournalism
  • Finalist - National Newspaper Award for Local Reporting (for the Testing Positive cancer series)
  • First Place - Social Issue Category - News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year
  • Second Place - Photo Story Category - News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year
  • Finalist - News Photographers of Canada Photojournalist of the Year

2014

  • First Place - Pictorial Category, News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year
  • Finalist - News Photographers of Canada Photojournalist of the Year
  • New York Times Portfolio Review participant

2013

  • National Newspaper Awards nominee for Feature Photography
  • Brandon Arts Council grant recipient

2012

2011

  • National Newspaper Award winner for Feature photography
  • Photo of the Year - News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year
  • First Place - Feature Category, News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year
  • First Place - Portrait Category, News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year
  • First Place - Pictorial Category, News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year
  • Finalist - News Photographers of Canada Photojournalist of the Year

2010

  • First Place, Natural Environment Category, NPPA Best of Photojournalism

2009

  • Second Place - Feature Category, News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year

2008

  • Honourable Mention - Feature Category, News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year

2007

  • Honourable Mention - Pictorial Category, News Photographers of Canada National Photos of the Year

2006

  • Edward Dunlop Award of Excellence winner for Feature Photography


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