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Sean Smith (photojournalist and filmmaker)

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Photojournalist and filmmaker

Sean Smith is a British photographer and filmmaker best known for his coverage of conflicts and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and DR Congo. He's been on staff at Britain’s The Guardian newspaper since 1988. His work in the U.K. has dealt with inner-city disturbances of the 1980s, heroin users and the lives of professional wrestlers, among other subjects.

Smith’s video reports have appeared on the Newsnight program, Channel 4 News and the United States’ ABC News.

In September, 2011, Random House published Frontlines, a book with an introduction by renowned journalist Jon Snow, documenting the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, as well as wars in Afghanistan, Congo and Lebanon. A selection of the photographs in the book, was exhibited in Kings Place, London, and Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

His pictures have also appeared in Five Thousand Days: Press Photography in a Changing World and Decade.

Awards and recognition

2006: The Press Photographer’s Year Photograph of the Year.

2007: The Press Photographer’s Year Photograph of the Year.

2007: The Press Photographer’s Year First Place News.

2007: DAYS Japan International Special Jury Prize.Im

2008: Royal Television Society Award Best International News for Iraq: Apache Company, made by GuardianFilms and Channel 4 News ITN. It was the first time a newspaper won such an award.

2008: The Press Photographer’s Year First Prize Multimedia

2010: The Press Photographer's Year Sports Features.

2010: Shortlisted for a Foreign Press Association Award and the Royal Television Society Independent Award.

Hilary Mantel’s photograph of the decade.

Geoff Dyer’s photograph of the decade.

2013: Exhibition at The Dissenters' Gallery, Kensal Green Cemetery: Sean Smith: On the Margins.

2013: Exhibition at Imperial War Museum North: Iraq: Photographs by Sean Smith.


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