Founded in 2002 by Martin Elkort, David Schulman & David Stork and modeled after the renowned New York Photo League, the mission of the Los Angeles League of Photographers (LALOP) is to expose the wider public to photography's essential social, political, and aesthetic values while forming a network of working fine art, street and commercial photographers who join together to discuss, debate and review photography, share and critique work, and organize photographic exhibitions about the greater Los Angeles community in all of its diversity.

LALOP 's most recent exhibitions are as follows:
2009 LALOP AT THE PIER, A Santa Monica Pier Centennial Exhibition at the historic Carousel on the Pier
2007 WITHOUT A PADDLE PART I, Mama's Hot Tamales Gallery, LA
2007 WITHOUT A PADDLE, PART II, Downbeat Cafe/Gallery, LA
WITHOUT A PADDLE was a series of exhibitions in downtown Los Angeles organized to mobilize support for the restoration of the historic paddleboat operations on the Echo Park and MacArthur Park lakes. LALOP worked with community organizations to garner publicity and strength with the result that the Los Angeles City Department of Parks & Recreation decided to include these operations again in their budget.
See "Paddleboat Economics" Los Angeles Weekly
2006 EVERYDAY L.A, Metro Gallery, LA
2004 SITE-SEEN: LOS ANGELES, I-5 Gallery, Brewery Arts Complex, LA
See "A collective focus on L.A." Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Aline Smithson News...Lots of it!

Aline Smithson, LALOP photographer and master blogger (Lenscratch) about the photography community, sends in an incredible list of recent activity:

"I am currently being featured with a 7 page spread in Artworks Magazine Summer Issue. It's on sale now at Barnes and Noble.

As the result of winning the Plates to Pixels 2008 competition, I am one of two featured photographers on the Plates to Pixels site, also with an accompanying interview.

Opening August 1st, I will am excited to present a solo exhibition at Pine Street Art Works Gallery in Burlington, Vermont.

A solo exhibition of my series, Arrangement in Green and Black, Portraits of the Photographer's Mother, will be exhibited at the 2009 Lishui Photo Festival in Lishui, China this November.

I also have work in an exciting new publication, Diffusion Magazine -- the inaugural issue.

I have two pieces, one the First Prize winner, in the Fantastic Plastic Exhibition at the Watson Studio Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, curated by Carol Watson and Susan Burnstine.

My image, The Secret Language, won Honorable Mention in The Photo Review 2009 and will be exhibited at Philadelphia's University of the Arts' Gallery this fall.

As part of the Review Santa Fe promotion, one of my images was featured on Flak Photo.

My work recently appeared on File Magazine.

One of my images was on the cover of F-Stop Magazine #34, the Collaboration issue, where my collaboration with Australian photographer Bronwen Hyde was featured. I also have an article on Photolucida in Issue #35, and will have images and an article on Review Santa Fe in Issue #36.

My work will be included in the '09 California Open Exhibition at The Artist's Gallery in Los Angeles, opening August 19th with a reception on August 22nd, 2009.

Wall Space Gallery in Seattle, WA is featuring images from Arrangement in Green and Black, Portrait of the Photographer's Mother at Little City on Capitol Hill through August.

Opening September 11th at the Kirchman Gallery in Johnson, Texas, I will have 2 images in the Member's Only Show through the Texas Photographic Society, curated by Cig Harvey.

Later this summer, I will be part of the Michael Mazzeo Gallery's inaugural, RSVP 1: Arbor, on-line exhibition.

LensWork Magazine is showcasing the Arrangement and Green and Black series in LensWork Extended #84, the September/October issue, available mid-October.

52 Editions is presenting one of my images for sale in the near future.

I am very excited about curating Group Show #6 in the upcoming issue of Fraction Magazine. The issue will be live August 7th. I also curated, along with Ken Merfeld, the Alternative Processes Exhibition, at the Julia Dean Gallery in Los Angeles opening August 14th. And I am thrilled to have been selected as a juror for Critical Mass 2009, the career-building review which promotes the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.

Finally, I was honored to be nominated for the 2009 Santa Fe Prize in Excellence in Photography."

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