Alice Smeets defines herself “photographer. Journalist. Filmmaker. Artist. Project Manager. Teacher. Student. Wedding photojournalist. Traveler.”
She worked as assistant of the photojournalists Philip Jones Griffiths, who taught her valuable lessons about photography and life. Since 2007 she has been traveling to and living in Haiti to document the country and its people with her camera and learn about the human race through observation. In 2010 she co-founded a non-profit organization called Viv Timoun with projects in Haiti. Recently she directed her first documentary “AIDependence” demonstrating the negative influence of the aid industry on the Haiti an population using Haiti as an example for the happenings of most developing countries.