Anthony Smith grew up in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and was later educated in the UK. A passion for biology led him to study Zoology at Cambridge University, after which he set up an art studio and began a career creating bronze sculptures for private and public clients around the world. In 2009-2010 he spent eight months sailing around the world, re-tracing Charles Darwin’s Beagle Voyage for a television documentary. He has been the Artist in Residence in both the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, and now spends five months of the year travelling in the Arctic and Antarctic, working on his ever-expanding photographic portfolio.
Publications & Commissions include: National Geographic Society, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Nikon NL, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Times, BBC News, Science Magazine, and Die Zeit. His first book – Stad Amsterdam – was published in 2015 to critical acclaim.
In 2015 he was the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographic Grant.
“At its best, photography has the power to tear us away from the normal routines of life and make us stop and think. It can even help us reassess the way we view the world … That’s what I strive to achieve with my work – to fuel a lasting appreciation for this amazing planet and the endless beauty it contains.”