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Daniel Boetker-Smith

B.A. Photojournalism (Hons), PG Cert Learning and Teaching, M.A. Creative Arts

Daniel received a BA (Hons) in Photojournalism from the University of Wales in 2002; a MA from the University of Melbourne in 2004, and is currently completing his PhD.

He is an expert on photographic publishing, photobooks and zines, with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He regularly curates photobook exhibitions and events internationally, most notably at the Photobook Melbourne Festival, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), and the Obscura Photo Festival (Malaysia).

Daniel is a jury member for the Prix Pictet International Photo Prize, and the Kassel Fotobook Festival Prize, he is also a regular contributor to national and international photo publications. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

He is the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, and co-Founder of the Photobook Melbourne Festival. He has taught extensively both in Australia and in the UK. Daniel's work deals directly with photographic storytelling in the printed book form and explores the reimagination of these forms for the 21st century.


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