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Part of our Professional Development workshop series, this one-day workshop is for photographers who are interested in creating work with intention and beginning a long-term project. Aline will provide you with new ways of considering your world, approaching and exhibiting photography, and spark ideas for mining your lives for inspiration. In today’s fine art photography market, a well-focused and articulated project is critical for success.
This workshop will give you a creative tool belt in order to bring depth and meaning to your artistic endeavors. The most important piece of equipment a photographer can use is their brain–knowledge of why they are making the work, knowledge of photo history, and knowledge of the market where they hope to present their photographs. Participants will come away with a broader understanding of the contemporary market, genres and themes in photography, and leave with lots of ideas for making work.
Aline Smithson is a photographic artist, educator, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography. Aline is represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world. She has exhibited globally, with over 30 solo exhibitions, and her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including The New Yorker, PDN, the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Diffusion, Rangefinder, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.
Aline curates and jurors exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines. In addition, she is a reviewer and workshop instructor at many photo festivals across the United States. In 2015 and 2016, she won the Julia Margaret Cameron Award in Portraiture. In 2014, Aline received the Excellence in Teaching Award by CENTER and her work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 Portfolios, Review Santa Fe and the PDN Photo Annual. In 2012, Aline was recognized with the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2015, The Magenta Foundation published her retrospective monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
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Workshop Presented By: Aline Smithson
Date: Saturday May 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $325 Member / $375 Non-Member
Location: Filter Space 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207