Aline Smithson is a Los Angeles based visual artist, editor, and educator. Aline is the Founder and Editor- in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography that has offered exposure to thousands of photographers since 2007. She has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, and around the globe, since 2001. 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 CENTER. 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 a series of portraits for the upcoming Faces of Our Planet Exhibition. In 2018 and 2019, her work was on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London as a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Kris Graves Projects published LOST II: Los Angeles in 2019. She is a dedicated film shooter.