The Personal Project with Aline Smithson (One Year)
Photo by Aline Smithson

The Personal Project with Aline Smithson (One Year)

  • January 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • February 25, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • March 31, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • April 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • December 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This year-long class is Los Angeles Center of Photography’s master class in fine art photography. It is designed for serious photographers who are interested in creating a significant personal project. Students will work toward creating a strong, cohesive body of work that will culminate in an exhibit at LACP for a month-long run.

After presenting project ideas in the first class, the ensuing five class sessions will be spent critiquing on-going work thoroughly. We will analyze approach, quality, and progress of the projects. Students will be encouraged to research their projects in preparation for publishing, and in addition, work on the publicity and marketing of their projects. Each student will be pushed toward the goal of creating a well-developed and polished body of work, a well-written statement, and the tools to launch the project into the fine art or documentary market. Participants will also produce a self-published photo book of their project. The final two class sessions will focus on the production of the photo book and planning and preparation for the exhibition’s opening night reception, currently scheduled for January, 2021. (Date TBD)

Students will be expected and must be prepared to meet the goals of the class. Instructor Aline Smithson will select the students chosen to participate in the workshop. Phone interviews with each student may be part of the process. Please direct any questions regarding the application process via email to or call 323-464.0909.

To enroll in this class, you MUST email to obtain approval by Aline Smithson. Once approved, you will receive an email from the administration clearing your enrollment.

NOTE: This class is NOT eligible for the “Early Bird Discount” rate.

One Year (Nine Sessions)
Dates: Tuesdays,  1/28; 2/25; 3/31; 4/28; 5/19; 6/9; 9/15; 10/13; 12/1,  7-10 pm
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Advanced. Instructor approval required.
Tuition: $975 + $100 exhibit fee (Includes one-month exhibition run at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, all opening night reception expenses, hanging and installation fees, and printing of invitations. Fee does not include printing, framing, and book publishing expenses.)



Venue Phone: 3234640909

Venue Website:

5566 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90016, United States

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