Marie Smith


I am a Visual Artist and Writer born, living, and working in London. I graduated in 2017 with a MA in History in Art with Photography at Birkbeck, University of London. My practice incorporates text and digital and analog photography as a form of visual language that addresses identity, nature, environmentalism, mental health, and wellbeing. I utilise low-toxic plant or herb-based developers to process my analog film. Due to this methodology not being transferable to colour film processes, I am now only working with black and white and camera-less film processes.  

Academic responsibilities

Hourly Paid Lecturer


  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • MA History of Art with Photography

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught


Sustainable Darkroom Practices

Black and White Photography

Identity and Belonging in British Landscape

Climate Change and Nature 

Areas of specialism

  • Photography

Business, knowledge transfer and international

I am a member of Women Photograph. Women Photograph is a non-profit that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women* and nonbinary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,600 independent documentary photographers based in 100+ countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization. Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants, a year-long mentorship program, and an annual skills-building workshop, and collects data on hiring and publishing statistics in the visual media industry.

*We believe that gender is a spectrum. Women Photograph is inclusive of a plurality of femme voices including trans, queer and non-binary people. 

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