Chris A. Smith is an award-winning magazine writer, photographer, and college instructor who has worked in the Middle East, Africa, the Caucasus, and the US. He has written for the likes of Afar, The American Prospect, California, Slate, Utne Reader, and Mother Jones.com, and he is a contributing writer at San Francisco. He majored in English at UNC Chapel Hill, got a Master's in Journalism at UC Berkeley, and now teaches journalism and politics at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco and at San Francisco State University. After growing up in the Detroit area, he did stints in Telluride, Chicago, Cairo, and Johannesburg before coming to rest in San Francisco. He is a surfer, longtime punk/metal guy, and cat person. His Twitter feed is here. Flickr is here.


CLASSES TAUGHT

-Journalism

-World Conflict

-Protest Movements

-Three Views of Modern Africa: Egypt, South Africa, and Zambia


EXHIBITIONS/ WORK ON DISPLAY

-Kasi Life: Photography from Soweto, South Africa for Open Show (2012)

-4xAfrica (2011)
Images from urban Africa
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

-Selections 2005: Emerging Artists from San Francisco and Paris (2005)
LIMN Gallery, San Francisco

-Palestine Under the Intifada (2003)
Benefit for United States Organization for Medical and Educational Needs (US OMEN).
Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Francisco

-Township Life in South Africa (2003)
Exhibition at Reverie Cafe, San Francisco

-Den (2002)
Work shown at Mission District home-design store

-Cairo: A Day Like Any Other (2001)
Exhibition at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism