John Smock is a photographer, educator and story experimenter. Smock is the Director of Photography at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a freelance photographer based in New York City.
Previously Smock worked for the Associated Press and SIPA Press, a photo agency with offices in New York and in Paris. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Paris Match, Der Spiegel and many other publications.
Smock has also worked as a visual journalism trainer in several former Soviet Republics, Cambodia and most recently Afghanistan. In 2005 he received a Knight International Press Fellowship to the Middle East, where I assisted regional publication in developing the visual components of their publications.
He is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, where he also worked as an instructor.