Self & Others

For Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography

Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography is an almost 20 year culmination of portrait photographs captured by award-winning photographer Aline Smithson. Beginning with her early forays into black and white work, produced as darkroom silver gelatin prints, 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. Aline brings a background in painting and fashion to her images, but at the heart of her work is her ability to recognize the inner self of her subjects. The photographer considers all her portraits a reflection of herself and the stories she wants to tell, and in that way, she has created a visual language that is her own unique autobiography.

Introduction by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography

Foreword by Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA)

Prologue and Essays by Aline Smithson

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208 pages with foldout section
45 B&W photographs and 60 colour photographs
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