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Annual Awards Ceremony

The Aline Smithson Next Generation Award

⌖ Annual Awards Ceremony

Saturday, October 19, 4 pm PST, 2024
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Each year, LACP’s community comes together to celebrate and honor those whose work redefines photo-driven practice. The event brings the photographic and creative communities together for the awards presentation, including an exhibition launch with works by the honorees, followed by a reception.

The Award Ceremony helps support our mission, to enable communities to capture, interpret and reimagine the individual pursuits, cultural conflicts and creative combustion that shape Los Angeles and influence the world.

This year’s honorees: 

  • The Stieglitz Award: Harry Gamboa, Jr.
  • The Spark Award: Tarrah Von Lintel
  • The JEDI Award: Ken Gonzales-Day
  • Emerging Voices: TBA

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Award Ceremony by Mario Rodriguez
© Photo by Mario Rodriguez

⌖ The Aline Smithson Next Generation Award

Uplifting Femail Identified LA-Based Emerging Artists

Saturday, December, 14 pm PST, 2024

Driven by our mission to remove barriers for entry, LACP is thrilled to announce a new award, designed to empower and promote emerging, female identified photographic artists based in Los Angeles. The Aline Smithson Next Generation Award will invite a selected artist to create a solo exhibition at LACP and receive access to membership and professional development support.

This year’s honoree: Stephanie Shih

About Aline Smithson:

Aline Smithson is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and editor. She has exhibited over 40 solo shows, and her books are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum, and the Guggenheim, among others. In 2012, Smithson received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Smithson was honored as a 2022 Hasselblad Heroine. Except for her cell phone, she only shoots film.

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Aline Smithson by Adam Kolkin
© Photo by Adam Kolkin