Aline Smithson: Intentional Photography: Creating Personal Projects from Places You Know Best | June 14-18, 2020

Aline Smithson: Intentional Photography: Creating Personal Projects from Places You Know Best | June 14-18, 2020

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Reconsider how you create images, interpret your life and world, and bring depth and meaning to your artistic endeavors. This retreat will help you discover how to create work that springs from a place of introspection, contemplation, and connection. Open to All Levels.

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Check In: Sunday, June 14th, 2020 | Check Out: Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Tuition: $650 per person
Tuition + Meals: $975 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,475 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,895 per person

A 5.5% tax on meals and 6.5% tax on lodging packages will be added to any full payments made online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration. Communication shall follow all online deposits showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.


CLASS DESCRIPTION

The joy of creating photographs becomes richer when the work is produced with purpose. In the workshop, Intentional Photography: Creating Personal Projects from Paces You Know Best, Aline guides participants in the process of discovering how to create work that springs from a place of introspection, contemplation, and connection, expressing something deeper and more intimate. It is her belief that the greatest tool a photographer has is the brain.

Aline will expose participants to contemporary photography projects, created around ideas, and projects that tell personal stories. In addition to discussing how best to present your photographs to the fine art market, Aline also meets with each participant for individual direction and feedback. Aline will share new ways of working, providing you with a toolkit of ideas for creating photographs all done in a positive, non-competitive atmosphere. Let this workshop inspire you to reconsider how you create your photographs, interpret your life and world, and bring depth and meaning to your artistic endeavors.


SUPPLY LIST

Download + Print

 Camera, flash drives, computer, a sense of wonder and a sense of humor.


BIOGRAPHY

Aline Smithson is a Los Angeles based artist best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore ideas of childhood, aging, and the humanity that connects us. She received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was accepted into the College of Creative Studies, studying under artists such as William Wegman, Alan Ruppersburg, and Charles Garabian. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working along side 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 Center of Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN (cover), thePDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.

Aline is the Founder and Editor- in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001. 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 Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. In 2015, the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. In 2016, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum commissioned Aline to a series of portraits for the upcoming Faces of Our Planet Exhibition and her work was recently exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London as a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Prize.

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2019 Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.