After a career as a New York fashion editor working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. An artist now represented by galleries in the US and Europe and published throughout the world, Smithson continues to create her award-winning photography with humour, compassion, and a fifty-year-old camera.
She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts: the Center of Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado; the Lishui Festival, China; and the Tagomago Gallery, Barcelona and Paris. Her photographs have been featured in publications including the New Yorker and PDN, among many others.
In 2012, Smithson received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography. She was also presented with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER, Sante Fe. In 2014, Smithson’s photographs were selected for the Critical Mass Top 50, the PDN Photo Annual, and Review Santa Fe. In 2015, she was awarded First Place Portraiture in the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers.
Smithson founded and writes the blogzine Lenscratch, which celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition.
She lives and works in Los Angeles and considers her children her greatest achievement.