Create focused projects.

Jul 20, 2020 - Jul 29, 2020

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $695
Class Size: 10

SOLD OUT!! Email [email protected] to be placed on a wait list.

NOTE: This Course will be held in an Online Format using the Zoom Platform.
Class will be held over the course of five sessions
July 20, July 22, July 24, July 27 and July 29, 2020

Today’s fine art photography market asks for more than beautiful, well-crafted images. Curators, gallerists and editors are looking for work created with intention and/or work focused around an idea or concept. In addition; they are looking for photographers who can not only articulate their images and projects, but reinterpret the world with intelligence and thoughtful analysis, whether it be work made close to home or in regions undiscovered.

Join Aline Smithson for a workshop designed to help photographers create focused projects and the articulation that surrounds the work. Participants will be exposed to genres of contemporary photography, projects created around ideas, and projects that tell personal stories. Aline will offer exercises so that students can identify a personal vision or a subject worth exploring, including photographing in the surrounding area. Photographic and written assignments will be given and participation is a critical part of the learning curve.

Ultimately, the workshop will inspire participants to reconsider how they make work, how they interpret their lives and their world, and by bringing depth and meaning to their efforts. Designed for all levels of fine art photographers.

Tentative daily schedule (EDT): Participants may want to allocate more daily time, in the event of schedule changes

Monday July 20th. 10-1pm Day One: Intention, intros, lecture

Tuesday July 21 Half hour one-on-ones scheduled individually

Wednesday July 22nd 10-1pm Day Two: Articulation

Friday July 24th 10-1pm Day Three: Getting Your Work out

Monday, July 27th 10-1pm Day Four: Presentation/Expression

 Tuesday July 28th Half hour one-on-ones scheduled individually

Wednesday, July 29th 10-1pm Day Five: Homework due and wrap up

All image  ©Aline Smithson

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Instructor: Aline Smithson

Aline Smithson is a visual artist, editor, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working alongside some the greats of fashion photography, Aline returned to Los Angeles and her own artistic practice. She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China, The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the Center of Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe. Aline is the Founder and Editor- in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography, She has been an educator at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001 and her teaching spans the globe. In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 and she received the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER.