Friday, July 31, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Photography Exhibit: Aline Smithson at Pine Street Art works

Pine Street Art Works

: Photography Exhibit: Aline Smithson
Where: Pine Street Art Works,
404 Pine Street
Burlington, Vt
When: August 2009
Contact: Liza Cowan
802 863 8100

Aline Smithson came to photography through the back door. Her father and uncle were photographers and her career centered around it, but it wasn't until she found her uncle's twin reflex Rolleiflex that she embraced photography fully as her own.

fter graduating from college, Smithson moved to New York city to make a living as a painter, but her career moved into the fashion world. She worked for many years as the Fashion Editor for
Vogue Patterns Magazine in New York, and then moved to Los Angeles as a freelance photo stylist. As a fashion editor, she had the opportunity of working with many exceptional fashion photographers, including Horst, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort and Bert Stern.
After standing next to the camera for many years, she discovered that it is behind that camera that she finds her joy and passion. She writes, “I look for, or create, moments that are at once familiar and unexpected”

Smithson has had solo shows all over the United States and has won many prestigious awards, including PXE, Prix de la Photographie Paris, B&W Magazine International Photography Award, and the Nikon Editor's Choice Award. Her photographs have been chosen as cover stories by numerous art and photography magazines, including
Silvershots, F-Stop Magazine and ArtWorksmagazine.

The exhibition as Pine Street Art Works is Smithson's first in Vermont and will feature works from three of her collections:
Arrangement in Green and Black; In Case Of Rain; and Toy Camera The will be on view for a month at the Pine Street location and then move to the Pine Street Art Works Annex Gallery at Healthy Living at 222 Dorset Street in South Burlington.