Creating the Fine Art Portfolio:
Taking Your Work to the Next Level with Aline Smithson
Thursday, November 29, 2012
International House Hotel
Workshop Fee: $75
Class Limit: 12 | Register here
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This workshop will help photographers understand what it takes to produce a professional fine art photography portfolio. Participants will explore the elements that go into creating a strong body of work including: the importance of editing, sequencing, the artist’s statement, and producing a portfolio that can be used for reviews, gallery presentations, and more.
This intimate hands-on workshop will be limited to twelve students. Participants should bring portfolios to the workshop. The class will review work collectively and Aline will offer individual feedback and advice tailored to each person’s project.
About the instructor:
Aline Smithson is an award winning fine art photographer, founder and editor of LENSCRATCH, and is recognized by PDN as one of “The Best Photo Workshop Instructors” (Sept. 2011).
Smithson has exhibited internationally including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of museum collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including PDN, the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.
In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Aline founded and writes the blogzine, LENSCRATCH, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion, Too Much Chocolate, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has provided the forwards for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, amongst others.
Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines including Review Santa Fe and Critical Mass, and has served as a reviewer at photo festivals across the United States. She has been nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award four times, and for the 2009 Santa Fe Prize in Photography.