This is the published monograph of Aline Smithson’s work. The book is comprised of portraits created over an almost 20-year span and drawing from 18 bodies of work.
Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography begins with Smothson’s early forays into black and white work where she photographed the world around her considering the poignancy of childhood and the pathos of aging and relationships. The book continues with her hand painted photographs featuring her defining series, Arrangement in Green and Black: Portrait of the Photographer’s Mother, where she combines humor and family to create a universal expression of motherhood. The book is completed by her color projects that revisit beauty, the essence of childhood, and an examination of created realities.
After a career as a New York Fashion Editor, working alongside the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleidex and never looked back. She is now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world. Aline has exhibited 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 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, the PDN Photo Annual, and Review Santa Fe. She is currently teaching and curating for the Los Angeles Center of Photography.