Meaninglessness of the Muse: Artist talk by Gueorgui Pinkhassov
JAPAN. Tokyo. 1996. The new metro. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov / Magnum
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm
A conversation with Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Russia’s only Magnum photographer. He photographs color and light to translate his impressions of reality in a poetic way which creates for the viewer the experience of a daydream. At Aperture, he will discuss his inspirations, current projects and new ideas, and answer questions from the audience.
Born in Moscow, Pinkhassov studied cinematography and later worked as a set photographer at the Mosfilm Studio. His work was noticed by the prominent Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, who invited Pinkhassov to the set to make a reportage about his film Stalker.
Pinkhassov moved permanently to Paris in 1985 and joined Magnum Photos in 1988. He works regularly for the international press, particularly for Geo, Actuel, and the New York Times Magazine and has two books of his photographs published. His work is also included in the new book, The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011), edited by Kathy Ryan, the award-winning photo editor of the magazine.