the photographs of heide smith 1951-2016


The image above, of my Uncle Albert at a funeral in 1951, is one of my first photographs. Enjoy your visit, Heide

A word about my site

First of all, I'm delighted to say that I am not dead, yet! The dates above, are the period covered by my photographs; and there are more to come. I hope!


Limited Edition Photographs. You can see the lot in my limited editions gallery , about a thousand images the last time I counted.

Vintage Photographs. The remaining original prints from the analogue period of my career,  that is, up to 2000, are displayed in  vintage photographs gallery

My Selections. All of my personal favourite images, sets and folios, in  digitally printed limited editions,  are in my selections gallery, They include 3 folios of my top 50 portraits, 50 landscapes and;50 Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians 1987-2016. I have photographed the Tiwi people for almost 30 years, resulting in 2 books & numerous exhibitions including the Vatican Museum & Gallery in Rome. This is my most important collection with over 250 images in the Indigenous Australians Gallery

Blog. As well as airing my likes and dislikes, I will be doing more "How to " articles in my blog. I would also  welcome your thoughts; there is a "contact us" form at the  foot of every page.

Hobbs Point Cottage. I couldn't resist the opportunity to show off our guest cottage. Your chance to talk photography (with me),  drink wine (with Brian) and take in the tranquility and incredible views of forest and inlet.






"Heide Smith has become Australia's most important female photographer of recent times. Of course, this also makes her one of Australia's most important contemporary photographers, but women have particularly struggled to be seen in this country, and history will, one day, record the true value of Heide's contribution to our visual history"
Paul Burrows Profoto Magazine     There are more reviews in about heide


Viewers should be aware this site contains references to, and images of deceased people