Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Josh Smith earned his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has been living and working in the Bay Area since 2004. He has exhibited widely within the Bay Area and beyond, at venues including Stanford University, SF Art Market, and Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. His most recent body of work, “The First Years,” is an ongoing investigation of the dynamics of his family, and describes the moments of elation, fear, and confusion that accompany his experience as a father. A monograph showcasing this work was published by Dark Spring Press in 2019. Smith is currently a photography instructor at Eastside College Prep and resides in Pacifica, California, with his wife and three children.