Thinking in Color: A Conversation with Bill Armstrong and W. M. Hunt
Monday, March 18, 2013
This event is free for students with I.D., and Aperture supporters at the $250 level and above.
Join Bill Armstrong and W. M. Hunt for a conversation on color photography. Taking inspiration from the book I Send You This Cadmium Red, which features correspondence between critic John Berger and artist John Christie, Hunt and Armstrong have initiated a dialogue about color in photography. Starting with Armstrong’s technical overview of color photography and its history, as well as Hunt’s observations about color and its empathic power, the exchange is a means for the longtime friends to challenge each other through their ideas.
For their conversation at Aperture, they will offer thoughts about how color behaves; read from some of their written exchanges with each other; and take the audience on an unexpected and fresh journey through interpreting color in photographs.
Bill Armstrong is an acclaimed art photographer known best for his work in color. His current exhibition, Film Noir, features the most recent chapter in his Infinity series and is on view at ClampArt in New York through April 6, 2013. Armstrong also teaches Principles of Color for Photographers at the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts, and is featured in Aperture’s The Edge of Vision (2009).
W. M. Hunt is well known as a collector, curator, and consultant. Hunt’s book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious was published by Aperture in 2011.
Image: © Bill Armstrong, Courtesy ClampArt and Hackelbury Fine Art