Dayna Smith

Photographer, USA visit website

1999, World Press Photo of the Year singles, World Press Photo of the Year

1999, 1st prize singles, People in the News

American photographer Dayna Smith (Minot, North Dakota, 1962) earned a degree in communications from Kent State University, Ohio. Before coming to The Washington Post in 1985 as a staff photographer, she worked at the Palm Beach Post in Florida and the Washington Times. In 2007, after working for 21 years as a photographer, assignment editor and picture editor at the Washington Post, she became a freelancer and has been working for the paper and for other clients ever since. During her 30-year career, Dayna Smith travelled around the word to cover international conflicts and crises.