Living Image 2021/2022

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Living Image 2021/2022

January 14 - February 27


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Living Image showcases contemporary artists working in traditional and historic photographic techniques. Selected works will be included in an exhibition held at The Halide Project gallery in Philadelphia and published in a printed catalog to accompany the exhibition. All selected artists will receive a copy of the catalog, with additional copies available for a donation.


Aline Smithson is a visual artist, editor, and educator 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 Rupersburg, and Charles Garabedian.

Smithson has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China. In addition, her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harper’s.

Smithson is the Founder and Editor- in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography. Her books are in the collections of the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, among others. With the exception of her cell phone, she only shoots film.

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January 14
February 27
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The Halide Project
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The Halide Project
1627 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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