Aperture Conversations: Earth

22 Apr 2019

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Theresa Lang Community and Service Center, The New School

New York
New York, United States

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How do aesthetics shape our understanding of ecological concerns?


Celebrating the “Earth” issue of Aperture magazine, this conversation will consider the role of photography in describing our relationship to the natural world, in a moment of grave concern for the environment. This panel will include Carolyn Drake, who was commissioned by Aperture to photograph the aftermath of the recent wildfires in Northern California; David Benjamin Sherry, whose recent highly saturated color images portray national parks that have been significantly reduced in size by the Trump administration; and Mary Mattingly, whose work explores the ways in which raw materials are mined in the name of geoengineering.

This event will be moderated by Eva Diaz, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

This event is presented by Aperture Foundation and the Photography Programs of Parsons School of Design at The New School.

Image: David Benjamin Sherry, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York

Generous support for this program is provided by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation.

Significant support for Aperture magazine has been provided by the Kanakia Foundation.

Additional support is provided, in part, by the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation, the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the Jane Smith Turner Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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