Tomás Munita & Lionel Smit


Tomás Munita and Lionel Smit installed at IAP



Tomás Munita (Chile, 1975) is an independent documentary photographer with a main interest on social and environmental issues. Munita is winner of several awards, some of them are: 3 World Press Photo awards in 2006 and 2013; LatinAmerican Photographer of the Year in 2013; Visa D´or Daily News (France) for his coverage of the Syrian conflict in 2012; All Roads by National Geographic (USA), with his work Lost Harvest, Death of Loa River in 2010; Finalist for Global Vision Award (USA), with Lost Harvest, Death of Loa River in 2010; Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Germany), with the story Kabul – Leaving the Shadows in 2006; and the ICP Young Photographer Infinity Award (USA) in 2005.
He is currently based in his hometown, Santiago, Chile.

Lionel Smit (South Africa, 1982) is best known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvasses and sculptures. Smit exhibits locally in South Africa where he is considered one of the countries youngest investment artists. He is currently exhibiting and on art fairs in Amsterdam, Germany, India, Miami, Monaco, London and Hong Kong.
Smit’s painting has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, where it received the Viewer’s Choice Award, as well as selected as the ‘face’ of the BP Portrait Award 2013 for all campaigns. He was recently honoured with a Ministerial Award from the Department of Culture for Visual Art and a highlight of his career has been the publication of one of his paintings on the cover of Christie’s Auction Catalogue.
He currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.



Thomas Munita and Lionel Smit are represented by CYNTHIA-REEVES.

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