Chris Smith (b.1937)

Biography

Chris Smith has been at the forefront of British Sports Photography for over thirty years. His career in Sports Photography started at the Observer newspaper in 1970. Six years later he joined the The Sunday Times, where he has worked for over thirty years.

Chris has covered every major event in the sporting calendar - from Rugby and football World Cups to horse racing, cricket, athletics, sailing and boxing. He has been the winner of The Sports Photographer of the Year four times - and of the Individual Sports Picture of the Year twice. His book 'Sport in Focus' shows his extensive coverage of sport and many of his award winning photos.

Chris lives in London with his wife Sylvia. He is still working and continues to photograph sport.