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Just One More

Self-Portraits 2012-2017

Jonathan David Smyth, Michelle Dunn Marsh (Introduction by), Dana Stirling (Interviewer)


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Since moving to New York City in 2012, Belfast-born visual artist Jonathan David Smyth has been photographing reflections of himself. Shot completely with his camera phone, this ongoing series of self-portraits combines issues of identity, displacement, belonging, and impermanence. As Smyth says, "I make photographs to prove I am here. My work is cathartic, but I want other people to relate to what I am presenting. Just One More is a work of moments; it is a visual diary of my life in New York City, and these photographs are the mappings of where I have been. The pictures already exist; I am just stepping into them." Featuring fifty plates accompanied with handwritten captions, this monograph also includes a critical essay by the executive director of Photographic Center Northwest, Michelle Dunn Marsh, and a conversation between Jonathan David Smyth and photographer Dana Stirling., 9780999207802, 140pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2017

About the Author

Jonathan David Smyth is an artist who works with photography, video, performance, and incorporated text. He was born in Belfast in 1987. In 2010, he earned a BA with Honours in photography and film from Edinburgh Napier University. In 2014, he attended Parsons School of Design where he attained an MFA in photography. Smyth has exhibited in galleries and venues in the United States and abroad. He lives in New York City.