Film Screening and Q&A: The Cleaners

November 18th, 2 – 4pm
Anthology Film Archives
Free admission, but need to register in advance

The International Center of Photography and ProPublica are hosting a free screening of The Cleaners on Sunday, November 18 at Anthology Film Archives. The film’s New York City premiere, the screening will be followed by a discussion with ProPublica senior reporter Jack Gillum and Amie Stepanovich, US policy manager for Access Now, a nonprofit dedicated to an open and free internet. The two will explore challenging questions that The Cleaners raises about Silicon Valley’s control over what we see on the internet, whether social media networks can moderate their own content, and what possible solutions exist for the paradigm between making the internet safe and free speech.


TALK:  Richard Hawkins on Rachel Harrison 

November 18th, 7pm
Whitney Museum of American Art
Tickets $10, Concessions $8

In conjunction with Rachel Harrison Life Hack, artist Richard Hawkins responds to the exhibition and Harrison’s practice. Hawkins will be in conversation with Elisabeth Sussman, Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography and co-curator of Rachel Harrison Life Hack. For this series of in-gallery talks, Rachel Harrison invites artists and writers to speak about the works on view and to offer their unique perspectives on her wide-ranging practice.


TALK:  Aperture Conversations: The New Black Vanguard 

November 19th, 7 – 8:30pm
The New School, Alvin Johnson/ J.M. Kaplan Hall
Free admission

Celebrating the forthcoming Aperture title The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, this conversation will address the radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The featuring of the Black figure and Black runway and cover models in the media and art has been a marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. In the book, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent opens up the conversation around the role of the Black body in the marketplace; the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image; and the institutional barriers that have historically been an impediment to black photographers participating more fully in the fashion (and art) industries.


OPENING:  Mark McKnight: 2019 Portfolio Prize Winner and Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

November 22nd, 7 – 8:30pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
Free event

Join Aperture for the opening receptions of both the 2019 Portfolio Prize Winner Mark McKnights’s exhibition and the 2019 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist. Mark McKnight’s black-and-white images of bodies and landscapes challenge Eurocentric ideas about male beauty—and aim to make “straight” photography a little less straight. The PhotoBook Awards Shortlist comprises thirty-five volumes, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.


TALK AND SCREENING:  Eugene Richards: An Evening of Readings and Conversation

November 28th, 6:30 – 8pm
Free admission, but need to register in advance

An evening of readings and screenings of cinematic work developed by Eugene Richards, followed by a conversation between the artist and ICP’s Director of Content and Public Programming, Paul Rogers. The readings are performed by Marnie Andrews, Molly Carden, Sea McHale, and Mark Ziesler from the Actors Equity Association. This event is held in conjunction with Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time.


BOOK LAUNCH:  Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom by Fred Baldwin

December 4th, 6 – 8pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
Free event

Join Aperture and Schilt Publishing for a special event to celebrate the launch of Fred Baldwin‘s memoir, Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom. Noted photographer and co-founder of FotoFest, Fred Baldwin has recently published his memoir, Dear Mr. Picasso: An Illustrated Love Affair with Freedom (Schilt Publishing). The book begins with Baldwin’s encounter with Pablo Picasso in 1955, a life-changing event that emboldened Baldwin to embrace a peripatetic life as a photojournalist. His remarkable “picture stories” led him to locations where few or no photographers had gone before. Baldwin’s book is illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs from his vast archive. In a conversation with Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the ICP School, Baldwin will show images and recount some of the extraordinary experiences of his career.


TALK:  Optics: Going Viral – Gifs, Memes and Insta-Fame

December 5th, 6:30 – 8pm
Free admission, but need to register in advance

From LOLCATZ to the appropriation of Pepe the frog as an alt-right symbol, the visual politics of virality and Insta-fame are largely mediated through the exchange of GIFs and memes—forms of democratized creativity that rely on the appropriation of images from popular culture. Join Optics series host Jillian Steinhauer, Curator of Digital Media at the Museum of the Moving Image, Jason Eppink, and visual artist Andrew Kuo for a conversation that will examine the visuality, virality, and consumption of GIFs and memes in digital culture.


TALK:  One Work with Dayanita Singh

December 5th, 6:30pm
Free with museum admission

Dayanita Singh discusses her work Museum of Chance (2013) with Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator in the Department of Photography. One Work is a conversation series that features contemporary artists talking about the stories behind one specific work on view in the galleries. Each program, moderated by a MoMA curator, addresses audience questions and offers insight into the artist’s process. Taking place on the first Thursday evening of the month during museum hours, the program includes museum admission, so visitors can view the featured artwork before and after the program.


BOOK FAIR:  Photobook Fest

December 6th, 6:30 – 8pm
Free Event

An evening of shopping and signing as photographers share their latest book projects.

© 2019 New York Photography Diary. All rights reserved. Background image: Ea Vasko Reflections of the Ever-Changing #32, 2010, digital c-print, diasec (matte); Video image: image by Instaberlinerin, artwork by Cecile Wesolowski, pictured Denia Kazakou/ Redd Gallery; Festival image by Vanessa Bouziges