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She Shoots Film: Metamorphosis

Very excited to have a 10-page spread and interview in the  Australian Magazine, She Shoots Film.

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Finalist in the 2018 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Beyond excited to announce that I am a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and my photograph, Melanesia, from Fugue State, will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London from October 18th – January 29th.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 is the leading international competition which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition, showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-seven works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.

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Bibliophile at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston

Excited to have work in the Bibliophile exhibition at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston!

To coincide with start of a new school year, Panopticon Gallery presents Bibliophile, a studious exhibition for lovers of photography and the printed page. This show features works by Thomas Allen, Carolyn Hampton, Sean Kernan, Aline Smithson, Mark Douglas, Fawn Potash, and Thomas Marr. These photographers turn their cameras toward their libraries, bringing unique perspectives and photographic processes to the book as subject.

Included among the contemporary images of books are Thomas Marr’s historic photographs of Boston’s buildings that house them. In his photographs of the Boston Athenæum at the turn of the last century, Marr shows us the stacks and reading rooms of one of the country’s oldest private libraries. These images are exhibited next to anonymous photographs of the Boston Public Library’s long-forgotten basement bindery in the 1920s and views of the library’s famous exterior from Copley Square.

Personal libraries are seen in Aline Smithson’s retro bookshelf arrangements and Fawn Potash’s carefully stacked piles of stolen library books. Thomas Allen uses mid-century books and pulp fiction paperbacks to transform still life into theatrical tableaus. The figures literally leap off of the pages to enact the dramatic scenes. In Carolyn Hampton’s photograph “The Lonely Bookkeeper,” a flurry of pages swirl magically around an archivist’s desk. Interested in the material qualities of paper and ink, Mark Douglas creates beautifully delicate abstract lith photographs of the rippled pages of water-damaged books. Whether you love books historic or contemporary, or admire them for their form or function, this exhibition contains something for every bibliophile’s library walls.

Bibliophile is on view to October 28, 2018. The gallery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gallery staff is available Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. For additional information, please visit our website, or contact Gallery Director Kat Kiernan by email at or by phone at 617.396.7803.

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Made by Hand at GALLERY 1/1

I am thrilled to have work from my Shadows and Stains series included in the Made By Hand Exhibition at GALLERY 1/1 in Seattle, WA. The Opening Reception is Thursday, July 19th 6-9pm and runs through September 15th, 2018.

GALLERY 1/1 is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of one of their favorite art publications, The Hand Magazine, with an exhibition focused on unique photographic prints by artists that have been featured in the magazine. The exhibition will include the following artists who excel at alternative and experimental photography and create one-of-a-kind handmade prints. Ross Faircloth, Megan Griffin, Claire Gilliam, Sarah Hadley, Jamie Johnson, Antonio Martinez, Paula Riff, Dan Shepherd, Aline Smithson, Ross Sonnenberg, Andrew Sovjani, Brianna Tadeo, Andrew K. Thompson, Harrison Walker, and Melanie Walker.

GALLERY 1/1 is the only fine art gallery in the US that specializes exclusively in unique photographic prints. We are excited to present artists making hand-crafted one-of-a-kind prints. Our artists combine a fresh contemporary approach with a variety of methods and mediums including alternative processes, experimental and historic darkroom techniques to create some of the most exciting and authentic photographic prints in the contemporary art world.

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Limelight at the Obscura Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

©Aline Smithson, Melanesia from Fugue State

Thrilled to be included in the inaugural exhibition at the Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gallery Director/Owner Jennifer Schlesinger has curated 5 female gallery artists: Coco Fronsac, Susan Burnstine, Joyce Tenneson, Brigitte Carnochan, and me into an exhibition titled, Limelight. The Grand Opening is Friday, June 22, 2018, 4 – 7pm.

Location: 1405 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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The CURRENTS Exhibition at the Ogden Museum

Honored to have six pieces in the CURRENTS 2017 Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. The exhibition is in conjunction with the PhotoNOLA Festival. Opening Dec 7 – Feb 4th, 2018

©Aline Smithson, Julia, from Fugue State

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Work from In Case of Rain featured on the 2017 The Fence

Very excited to have work featured in the “Play” section of THE FENCE.  This innovative way to share photography wraps it’s way around 7 cities:  Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver.

If you feel compelled, it would be amazing to have you vote for my work in the People’s Choice Awards!  Vote here


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People I Don’t Know at the 2017 Shanghai Photo Festival

Excited to have my fifth solo show in China at the 2017 Shanghai Photo Festival. Thanks to Kirk Crippens and Guo Jing, Director, Shangtuf Image and Art Club, China.

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Self & Others at the TILT Gallery

Self & Others:
Portrait as Autobiography
at the

Scottsdale, Arizona

Opening reception:
Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Artist reception:
Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk

The artist will be present for conversation

exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Paradise Out Front at The Southern Gallery

In conjunction with Eliot Dudik’s exhibition, Paradise Road, The Southern Gallery , there is a second exhibition curated by Eliot, Paradise Out Front. I am thrilled to be sharing wall space with these talented photographers: Ben Alper, Ian van Coller, Mark Dorf, Matt Eich, Frances Jakubek, Thalassa Raasch, Jared Ragland, Justin James Reed, Anastasia Samoylova, Bryan Schutmaat , Aline Smithson, Katherine Squier, and Susan Worsham. The show opens on Friday, January 27 (Reception: 7 – 10 pm) and runs through February 26, 2017

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