BIO

DOM SMAZ is a Swiss-Brazilian documentary photographer based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and frequently working in Brazil. Four times awarded with the Swiss Press Award, he's working for the Swiss & international press since 2011. Smaz work’s themes are often related to colonial heritage, racism, social differences and exclusion. In 2019 part of his Black Helvetia project was exhibited at Fotográfica Bogotá Festival (Colombia). Smaz has graduated at the Photography School of Vevey (Switzerland) in 2012. He is member of the French agency Hans Lucas.


EDITORIAL CLIENTS
Sunday Times Magazine + Financial Times + Internazionale + Leica Fotografie International + Die Zeit + Neue Zürcher Zeitung + NZZ am Sonntag + Sonntags Zeitung + Le Temps + GEO + APU + Börsen + Le Matin Dimanche + La Cité + Berner Zeitung + Republik.ch + Vice Magazine + Revue NEZ + L'OBS

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

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
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



AWARDS
2021 Swiss Press Award / Winner & 2nd place
2018 Swiss Press Award / 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

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2019 Black Helvetia
Fotográfica Bogotá Festival
Bogota / Colombia
2018 Black Helvetia
Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe
Hamburg / Germany
2018 Et en Attendant?
Swiss Press Award
Zurich National Museum / 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