Email: marie_smith81@icloud.com

Instagram: @marie_elaina_

I’m a film photographer and writer born, living and working in London who incorporates text as a form of visual language. My practice address concerns around identity in relation to memory, death and environment; in particular how the geographies and spaces I inhabit shape my perspective. I also utilise myself as a case study to create a dialogue that re-frames and dismantles the concerns around mental health in an attempt to counteract the invisibility women of colour face within this subject.

Education

2015 to 2017: MA in History of Art with Photography - Birkbeck, University of London

2000 to 2003: BA (Hons) Fine Art - University Of Chichester 

Awards

METRO Imaging X Satori Mentorship - Finalist, 2019

Salon 2018 - PhotoFusion Photography Centre, Winner of Female photographer chosen by Kate O’Neil from The Old Girls Club, 2018

Solo Exhibition

Open Source 07 - Digital Window Gallery, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, May 2019

Group Exhibitions

Pic.London - After School - Collective Strategies, Lewisham Art House, London, October 2019

Time to Think, Shutter Hub Exhibition, Festival Pil’Ours, St Gilles Croix de Vie - France, July 2019

Too Tired Project, Leica 6x7 Gallery Warszawa, Warsaw - Poland, March 2019

Everything I Ever Learnt - Shutter Hub Exhibition, Cambridge University, March 2019

Salon 2018 - Photofusion Photography Centre, London, December 2018

On Death group show 58 - Humble Arts Foundation online exhibition - curated by Jon Feinstein, September 2018

Familiar/Familial - Photo-Emphasis online exhibition - Juried by Rachel Jump, June 2018

PhotoEast Photography Festival 2018 - #ibelong18, June 2018

Reclaim Photography Festival 2018 - Wolverhampton Archive Centre and Dudley Archive Centre, May 2018

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN - Carmel by the Green - curated by WAVE Collective, London, April 2018

Salon 2017 - Photofusion Photography Centre, London, December 2017

Salon 2016 - Photofusion Photography Centre, London, December 2016

Publications

Invisible Britain - This Separated Isle, December 2019

Blown out like a candle - Self published and currently on sale at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, August 2019

Semi Zine Magazine - Issue 1 - Alpha, 2018/19, January 2019

Untitled Collective - Issue 8, July 2018

Shoot Film UK, Open Theme - Issue #4, 2017

Shoot Film UK, Artist Feature, 2017

Online References

Humble Arts Foundation

Mere Mortal

Open Eye Gallery Gallery - Open Source 07

PhotoEast Photography Festival 2018

Photo-Emphasis

Revolv Collective

Scenario Podcast blog

Semi Zine Magazine

Shoot Film UK

Shutter Hub

The Old Girls Club

Untitled Collective

WAVE Collective