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Keep the Channel Open

162 EpisodesProduced by Mike SakasegawaWebsite

Making connections through conversation with the art, literature, and creative work that matters to us, and the people who make it. Hosted by writer and photographer Mike Sakasegawa, Keep the Channel Open is a series of in-depth and intimate conversations with artists, writers, and curators from acr… read more


Episode 18: Aline Smithson

Aline Smithson may well be the busiest person in photography. Not only is she a brilliant artist in her own right, she is also the editor of one of the top photo blogs in the world, Lenscratch, where she posts new material every single day. On top of that, she teaches workshops around the country, gives lectures at photo festivals internationally, participates as a portfolio reviewer, juries all manner of photo competitions, and still manages to exhibit and make her own work. It's astonishing that one person can do as much as she does, and yet there she is, day in and day out, doing it.

In this episode I was pleased to talk with her about her recent book Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography, which spans nearly twenty years of her photographic career. And for the second segment, we had a great conversation about the rising role of women as gatekeepers and curators in the artistic community.

(Recorded June 14, 2016)


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