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Portfolio reviews with Aline Smithson of Lenscratch

May 1, 9am – 12pm
This is an online event

The email SIGN UP period is NOW OPEN for our portfolio reviews with
Aline Smithson,  Founder and Editor of Lenscratch.
Deadline to apply: April 29, 2021
Notification to applicants: April 30, 2021
Email your name and phone number to

One-on-one portfolio reviews are a free benefit of PRC membership and are allotted to current members once per programming year (September through August). In each portfolio review event six members will be granted reviews and will be selected via lottery. To be eligible for a review email with your name and phone number. Members will be selected and notified one day before the scheduled review with Aline Smithson.

Aline Smithson,  Founder and Editor or Lenscratch

The PRC Portfolio Review Series is an opportunity to individually discuss your work with professionals in the arts including curators, gallerists, critics, photographers, and more. Reviewers bring a wide variety of experience, aesthetic sense, focus, and expertise. To get the most benefit from your portfolio review, check the particular reviewer’s background and request to meet with those who best fit the art and objectives of your work. Each review is 20-minutes long.

To make the best use of your review, select a number of images from one or two series. Think about what you want out of the session, and let the reviewer know so you can get the most value from the experience. Members are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled review time.

Aline Smithson is a visual artist, educator, and editor based in Los Angeles, California. Best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore the performative potential of photography. She received a BA in art from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was accepted into the College of Creative Studies, studying under artists such as William Wegman, Allen Ruppersburg, and Charles Garabian. After a decade-long career as a New York Fashion Editor, Aline returned to Los Angeles and to her own artistic practice. She has exhibited widely including more than 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Jose Art Museum, the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China. Her photographs have been featured in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN, Communication Arts, Eyemazing, Real Simple, Los Angeles, Visura, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.

In 2007, Aline founded LENSCRATCH, a photography journal that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photo-eye Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines, including Review Santa Fe, Critical Mass, Flash Forward, and the Griffin Museum. In addition, she is a reviewer and educator at many photo festivals across the United States. Aline has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001.