Jonas Bendiksen and Philip Gourevitch Conversation at Aperture
On Monday, November 24th at 6:30pm Aperture will host a conversation between photographer Jonas Bendiksen and author Philip Gourevitch. Their discussion will focus on the subject of Bendiksen’s recent and remarkable book, The Places We Live, which documents life in slums around the world.
Jonas Bendiksen is a Norwegian photojournalist and member of Magnum Photos. For such a young photographer, he has received a wide range of accolades including the 2003 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. Focusing on enclaves and other isolated communities, Bendiksen often photographs dire social situations from a unique investigative perspective.
Philip Gourevitch is among the most vibrant nonfiction and editorial writers of our time. His texts have tackled such weighty topics as American torture of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib, ethical conflict in Africa, and presidential campaigns. In an interview with Alex French, he explains: “I guess I like to look at things that might normally make me prefer to look away, but which in fact I feel more uncomfortable ignoring.” Gourevitch contributes the introduction to The Places We Live where he describes the growing problem of slums in major urban centers.
We hope you’ll join us on Monday night at Aperture for this amazing event, but in case you can’t make it in person, be sure to check out the live stream of the event on Aperture Live.
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