Canadian storyteller David W. Smith is a longtime photojournalist and communications professional who divides his time between North America and Asia.
A graduate of Western Kentucky University and MacEwan College, he has worked for newspapers in four different countries on two continents from Bangkok to Bowling Green and from the streets of Taipei to the Tarsands of Alberta. He has covered everything from the Hong Kong handover to demolition derbies in Scottsville.
He has had his work published in several books in English and Italian and had a solo book published in Mandarin about his Taiwan experiences called 台灣你好 (Hello, Taiwan).
He has won numerous awards for his photography, among them a World Press Photo Award for a photo of a woman being rescued from the rubble of an earthquake in Taiwan in 1999.
His cross-cutting communication skills include editing, writing, storytelling and even teaching English.
He says his unquenchable, wanderlust can’t be cured by settling down but he alleviates the symptoms of it by drinking copious amounts of coffee and naming and conversing with inanimate objects such as motorcycles and adjacent farm animals.
He is working on a book of images and words from Laos called “Riding the Buffalo.”