DOM SMAZ is a Swiss-Brazilian photographer who is based in Lausanne (Switzerland), although he often works in Brazil. He won six Swiss Press Awards and for some ten years now has regularly contributed to both the national and international press, including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Internazionale, Die Zeit, Le Temps, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Tages Anzeiger. His photographs often deal with themes of colonial heritage, social differences and marginalization. In 2022, his first book Helvécia. A Swiss Colonial History in Brazil was published by Lars Müller Publishers, followed by an exhibition about Helvécia and its history at the Musée Ethnographique de Genève (MEG), attended by over 13,000 visitors. In 2023, his book was one of three shortlisted for the prestigious English Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards. Then Smaz was rewarded again by the Swiss Press Photo for his work about Helvécia, winning 2nd place in the "Swiss Stories" category. Smaz graduated from the Vevey School of Photography (Switzerland) in 2012. He is a member of the French photographic agency Hans Lucas.

The Times + Sunday Times Magazine + Financial Times + Internazionale + Leica Fotografie International + The Guardian + Die Zeit + Neue Zürcher Zeitung + Tages Anzeiger + Sonntags Zeitung + Le Temps + GEO + L'OBS + APU + Börsen + + Vice Magazine + Revue NEZ + La Cité

CHUV + IMD Business School + WGR Communication +
Tesla + Clinique de la Source + Canton de Vaud + Ville de Genève + Tekhne Architecture + Keytek + Nagra Kudelski + CSD Engineers + ENSR International Private School + Holy Groove Festival + Cully Jazz Festival

2012 Federal Certificate in Photography
College of Applied Arts - CEPV
Vevey / Switzerland
2006 Certificate of Preparatory Studies
High School of Art and Design  - ECAL
Lausanne / Switzerland

2023 Kraszna Krausz Photo Book Award / Shortlisted
2023 Swiss Press Photo / 2nd place
2022 Swiss Press Photo / 2nd place
2021 Swiss Press Photo / Winner & 2nd place
2018 Swiss Press Photo / 3rd place
2014 Photoeil Award / Winner 
2013 Swiss Press Award / 3rd place
2011 New York Photo Awards / Honorable Mention
2011 VFG Young Talent Award / Selected
2010 Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards / Selected

Helvécia. A Swiss Colonial History in Brazil
Lars Müller Publishers

2022 Helvécia
Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève / Switzerland

2022 Mon Lac
Swiss Press Award
Landesmuseum / Zurich / Switzerland
2021 Formé à Désobéir - Private Zoo
Swiss Press Award
Kornhausforum / Bern / Switzerland
2019 Helvécia
Fotográfica Bogotá Festival
Bogota / Colombia
2018 Helvécia
Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe
Hamburg / Germany
2018 Et en Attendant?
Swiss Press Award
Landesmuseum / Zurich / Switzerland 
2014 People of the Lift
Phot'oeil Award / Cerbère-Portbou Cine. Meeting
Cerbère / France
2013 Des Cabanes et des Hommes
Swiss Press Award
Zurich National Museum / Switzerland 
2013 Wait Workers
Martigny Film Festival
Martigny / Switzerland 
2011-2012 Doorman in Copacabana
VFG Young Talent Award
Kunsthaus Baselland - ECAL
Basel - Lausanne / Switzerland 
2011 Wait Workers
Bienne Photographic days
Bienne / Switzerland 
2011 Doorman in Copacabana
New York Photo Awards
Peri Photo. Center / Turku / Finland
2011 Identités Clandestines (projection)
Boutographies Photographic Meeting
Montpellier / France
2010 Identités Clandestines
KL Photo Awards
Annexe Gallery / Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia