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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 with identity in relation to memory, architecture and environment, in particular how the geographies and spaces you inhabit shape perspectives and understanding of the self. I utilise myself as a case study to re-frame and question themes around death and mental health.

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

Artsquest - Peer Forum 2019 at The Photographers’ Gallery

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