David Maurice Smith is a Canadian photographer/director currently based in Sydney, Australia. His work is informed by a previous career in social services in which he supported communities and individuals in crisis.
In 2016 David was awarded a grant from the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting for his work chronicling a suicide epidemic in the remote Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat, Ontario. His images have been recognized in the International Photography Awards, The American Photography Awards, The Amnesty International Media Awards and in 2016 he was awarded a Walkley Award for his photographic coverage of the European Refugee Crisis.
His work has been shown at PHOTOVILLE, The Dehli Photo Festival, Visa Pour l’Image-Perpignan International Festival of Photojournalism, Cortona On the Move, Angkor Photo Festival, Contact Photography Festival, PhotoIreland, PhotoJourn Festival and the Obscura Festival of Photography.
David has been a member of the Oculi Collective since 2012.