Walking Tour with Aline Smithson

Saturday, May 4th | 5PM

Meet at Info Booth West

All walking tours are free and are open to all.


Join Aline Smithson, artist and editor-in-chief of Lenscratch, as she leads a tour of her top exhibitions at Photoville LA.

Make sure to also check out Image + Imagination: Creating Characters with the Camera Workshop with Aline Smithson and Mimi Haddon at Photoville LA.


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 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 Pingyao Festivals in China. 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), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, and Silvershotz magazines.

Aline is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography. 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 CENTEЯ. 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 do a series of portraits for the upcoming Faces of Our Planet Exhibition. Her work will be exhibited with the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Prize.



Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour with Katie Hollander and Laura Roumanos

SUNDAY, May 5th | 2PM

Join Laura Roumanos and Katie Hollander for a behind-the-scenes tour of Photoville, featuring guest appearances by members of the team including the master behind all the container stacking and logistics!

Walking Tour with Jacqueline Bates, The California Sunday Magazine

SATURDAY, April 27th | 2PM

Join Jacqueline Bates, photography director of The California Sunday Magazine as as she leads a tour of Photoville LA.

Walking Tour with Carolyn Cole, The Los Angeles Times

SUNDAY, April 28th | 2PM

Join staff photographer Carolyn Cole as she leads a tour of California Calamities: A State of Emergency, as well as the 5 photographers to watch selected by The Los Angeles Times Photography Department.