Tim Smith is a freelance photographer, filmmaker and creative producer who combines editorial and commercial work with long-term exhibition, publishing and mixed media projects. He is based in Yorkshire. The region and its diverse communities and industries, especially textiles, have provided the inspiration for publications, installations and exhibitions toured in Britain and over twenty countries worldwide. Much of this work explores the links between Britain and people and places overseas and includes books on the UK, Ukraine, Yemen, India and Pakistan.
He is a member of Panos Pictures who represent international photojournalists worldwide documenting issues which are under-reported, misrepresented or ignored
Textiles in a modern age
Using Bradford as a case study this photo essay asks how is the term ‘textile industry’ defined and what museum collections are deemed relevant to it? It argues that radical and rapid industrial innovations demand that we reshape our ideas about textile manufacturing.