Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith is based in Grahamstown, South-Africa, where she studied photojournalism for four years at Rhodes University. Sophie has worked for many local publications as well as national newspapers. In 2009, she travelled to Guangzhou in China to visualize her impressions of this region, resulting in the exhibition 'Impressions of China', as part of the Confucius Institute’s China-week at Rhodes University. Her work also featured in the Grocott’s Mail ‘Then and Now’ exhibition, a photographic project documenting the changes that have taken place in Grahamstown over the last century. She is currently studying for a postgraduate Certificate of Education while working as a freelance photographer.

For citybooks Grahamstown Smith made a series of photos about poverty entitled Rooiland. A Poverty Mentality. With her camera she followed a 77 year old hobo named Rooiland, and documented his daily strategies to survive.