Alice Smeets was born in the German speaking part of Belgium in 1987. Fascinated about documentary photography, she learned her skills by assisting the Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths. She received a distinction for her MA (Photojournalism at LCC) in 2010. She is focused on photographing social and cultural issues, at present concentrating on Haiti and spiritual religions.
Alice has won the 3rth price POYi for Multimedia Portfolio 2011, the Unicef Photo of the year 2008 and the Canon Profifoto Foerderpreis 01/08. She was finalist for the Inge Morath Award 08 and selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop XXI. She was given a grant of the Belgian Fondation de la Vocation in 2009.
She is founder and president of the foundation "Viv Timoun" with development projects in Haiti and Benin. Infos at www.vivtimoun.org.
Her client include : The New York Times, Sunday Times magazine,
Geo, Le Monde, Internazionale, Days Japan,Telegraph, PBS, De Morgen, Unicef, Glamour Magazine, ZDF