Goma the Book


100% of the profit from the sale of this book is being donated back to a
Congolese-run art center in Goma, Congo called Yole!Afric

North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Poetry of Everyday Life on the Streets of
the Most Miserable Place on Earth

A Glimpse of the Day-to-Day Bustle of a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission
During an Uneasy Lull in an Ongoing Ordeal

by Gary Mark Smith

Order a First Edition Hardback Copy of the Remarkable New Street Photography Book
by the Most Far-Flung Global Street Photographer in all the Land



Gary Mark Smith has been aimlessly wandering the streets of the world full time for 40 years, capturing his one-of-a-kind lifetime view
of the poetry of everyday life on the streets of more than 75 countries thus far. Along the way he became notorious for repeatedly sending
himself on assignment to some of the most dangerous streets on the planet as way of including all the streets of the world in his work,
not just the “safe” streets. Smith has published five previous photography chronicles about his audacious adventures, and his original
artworks can be found in dozens of permanent art collections on four continents; including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the
Montserrat National Trust and the School at the Art Institute of Chicago. His research papers and thousands of negatives and prints
from his far-flung career have been archived at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas.














Previous Titles

Molten Memoirs:
Essays, Rumors, Field Notes & Photographs From the Edge of Fury

The Montserrat Volcano Disaster
Gary Mark Smith

Searching for Washington Square
Gary Mark Smith

White With Foam:
Essays, Rumors, Field Notes & Photographs
From the Edge of World War III

Gary Mark Smith

The Road to Hell:
Making Heaven Out of Third-Class Travel

Janet M. Cinelli
with Gary Mark Smith

Favela da Rocinha, Brazil:
The Poetry of Everyday Life Inside the Largest Gang-Occupied Favela in Rio de Janeiro

Sarah Stern & Gary Mark Smith