Joshua O. Smith

Joshua O. Smith (b.1996) is an emerging lens-based artist whose practise focuses on ecologically driven documentary work that relates to concepts of place. Currently, Joshua's practise consists of narratives situated within the contemporary Australian landscape and national identity - often drawing inspiration from the ways in which humans coexist with their surrounding environment.

Recently, Joshua was selected to participate in the Monash Gallery of Art’s Develop (2021) exhibition, an annual showcase of emerging photographic artists.



Education / Experience

Content Manager @ Two Inadequate Voices

PHOTO 2022’s PHOTO Lab with Magnum Photos

2018-2020 BA of Photography at Photography Studies College, Documentary / Photojournalism


2022          ‘CLIP Award’ Perth Centre for Photography

2021          ‘First Light’ Centre for Contemporary Photography

2021          ‘Develop’ Monash Gallery of Art

2021        ‘Divergent Narratives‘ Wolfhound Gallery

2020         ‘GradFoto 2020’ Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Online)

2019          ‘Bound’ Hillvale Gallery

2018           Pink Lemon presents: ‘AMALGAM’, O_Studio 

2018           Ilford Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography


2022         Perth Centre for Photography ‘CLIP Award’ (Finalist) 

2022         Australian Photobook Awards ‘Student Category’ (Shortlisted)

2021          Ballarat International Foto Biennale ‘GradFoto 2020’ (Finalist)          

2021          PSC ‘Excellence in Photojournalism’ (Bachelor)

Selected Press & Publications

Self-published Photobook

Power Ballad 
Self-published Photobook

Pink Lemon presents ‘AMALGAM’
Exhibition publication, Published by Bowen St. Press

Photographic Artist Catalogue

The Antipodean Photobook
Selected ANZ Student Photobooks of 2020

Tending to the Garden / Matt Dunne

Artist Feature
Photo Collective