my passion!
photo-journalism from the iraqi desert up to the himalayas...
my love!
landscape photography all around this beautiful globe...
my roots!
from austria's highest peaks through the western alps...
my addiction!
from the early days in the punk movement to hardcore music...
my style...
the conclusion of my passion, love, roots & addiction!
about Flo Smith
My name is Flo Smith, and I'm a freelance photo-journalist based in Erbil/Iraq and Innsbruck/Austria.
After years of working in the graphic industry and keeping photography as a hobby for over 13 years,
I started out as a professional sports photographer in the alpine extreme sports scene in 2007.
After publishing a shitload of photos to big magazines and covering reputable events
for some of the most renowned companies like Red Bull, MS Mondraker or Gloryfy,
I found it was time to finally turn over my lifes goal:
conflict and social journalism.


I'm currently covering events in
 Middle-East and Europe.
With my recent missions to Iraq or Turkey and the qualitative aswell as quantitative satisfying output,
I was able to build up a respectable reputation amongst the journalists 
and the editorial scene alike.
Over time I have specialized in issues like social ills, poverty, exploitation or refugees

and minorities in Middle-East and maintaining a 
deep connection to this area


...have fun browsing through my page!
CUSTOMER
and many more...
KNOWLEDGE

“The only source of knowledge is experience”

Albert Einstein

HARD FACTS OF MY PHOTOGRAPHER CAREER
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publications
PUBLICATIONS
JOURNALISM
Wall Street Journal, 
Time Magazine
, 
VICE news
, 
The National Interest
,
Prager Zeitung, 
über.morgen - Dein Begleitheft zur Krise, 
Der Spiegel
, Profil, 
Wiener Zeitung, 
Global Journalist,

Berlin LIVE, 
Now Toronto, 
The Sacramento Bee, 
Daily Mail, 
Latino Times, 
Miami News Day, 
Philly.com
,
Star Telegram
, Kristeligt Dagblad
, Mother Jones, 
Maclean`s, World Food Program-Protection Briefing Kit...
SPORTS
Method Mag
, Snowboarder MBM
, Playboard, 
Skiing Mag, 
OnBoard
,
Downdays.eu
, Bike - USA
, Red Bull - BIKE
, Mountainbike Rider Magazine
, Random Issue 6 - the silver surfer edition,
MTB Mag India
, WOM - World of Mountainbike, 
UP and DOWN, 
MTB Freeride.tv,

Pedaliero - Magazin für Geländeradsport, 
Transworld Sports, 
Transworld Business, 
Transworld MotoCross
, Climax Magazine...
...with a ever growing set of publications!
GET IN TOUCH WITH ME AND DROP ME A LINE!
Or click on any of those funky social media buttons at the bottom to follow me...

If you think I'm the right guy for your project
don't hesitate to contact me via mail or phone!
  • Open | Mon-Sun | 00-24h
  • Hawler/IRAQ
  • mobile-austria: +43 660 6232 507
  • mobile-iraq: +964 750 706 7441
  • Skype: flosmithphotographic