Griffin Main Gallery

Self & Others
Aline Smithson
April 7, 2016–May 1, 2016

Reception and booksigning May 1, 2016 11AM - 3PM

Smithson Pink Feathers

Aline Smithson

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Aline Smithson

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After almost 20 years this project has come together capturing the photographer’s curiosity and vivid childhood memories. She has photographed the world around her considering the poignancy of childhood and the pathos of aging and relationships. “Portraiture.” as said by Aline Smithson, “is like taking mental photographs from infancy.” In our exhibition, we feature the unique autobiography she has made for herself, where she combines humor and family to create a universal expression.

“Self and Others,” an exhibition featuring the work of Aline Smithson, will showcase in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from April 7th through May 1, 2016. A reception and book signing will take place on May 1st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP is required. Please RSVP here

Also, this reception will kick off the Flash Forward Boston Festival!

Growing up in California, Aline Smithson studied art at the College of Creative Studies, a school within the University of Santa Barbara. Currently, living and working in Los Angeles, she has established a name for herself in the art world. Aline has exhibited through the U.S. and has received a number of awards such as Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2015, she was awarded First Place Portraiture in the 7th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers and again received the Julia Margaret Cameron Award in the 8th Edition. Also she is the founder of Lenscratch, a blogzine, where she focuses on different contemporary photographers. In addition, Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations and online magazines. In 2012 she was overall juror for Review Santa Fe. In 2015 the Magenta Foundation released a retrospective monograph of her Photographs.

In her book, “Self and Others,” she explains, “I studied art in college, focusing on large conceptual abstract oil paintings inspired by Rothko and Diebenkorn, but the one regret that I had as an artist was that I couldn’t paint a meaningful portrait.“

Through photography, Aline was able to express a different form of portraiture, ”As an artist, I try to look for or create moments that are at once familiar, yet unexpected. The odd juxtapositions that we find in life are worth exploring, whether it is with humor, compassion, or by simply taking the time to see them.”