BRITT SMITH WAS BORN IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. SHE ATTENDED BROOKS INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY WHERE SHE EARNED A BACHELORS OF ARTS IN COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY. SHE GAINED HANDS ON EXPERIENCE BY WORKING  AS A PHOTO ASSISTANT IN SEVERAL CITIES INCLUDING LONDON, NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES, BEFORE LAUNCHING HER OWN CAREER. SMITH IS MOST NOTED FOR HER PORTRAITURE  AND DOCUMENTARY WORK IN EAST AFRICA. CURRENTLY, BRITT LIVES BI-COASTALLY IN LOS ANGELES AND PORTLAND, MAINE.