From the Work Scholar’s Desk: Behind the Scenes at Aperture with Richard Misrach and Hank Willis Thomas
One of the treats of being an Aperture Work Scholar is the opportunity to meet and work with the many celebrated photographers, artists and writers going in and out of the Aperture office to look at proofs, review portfolios as well as discuss and propose projects. Most recently photographer Richard Misrach whose book Destroy this Memory was recently released by Aperture, stopped by for a quick visit!
Earlier in the week the photographer was honored at Aperture’s Benefit and Auction, gave a talk and book signing at The Strand to promote Destroy this Memory, and spent some time signing more books for Aperture Bookstore’s stock. To move things along, Richard, a few Aperture staff and I formed an assembly line and were able to quickly get through 100 or so books. Thank you Richard!
Just as Richard was getting ready to leave Hank Willis Thomas, author of Pitch Blackness, made a special appearance at the office, and the two esteemed Aperture photographers got to meet each other for the first time. Each of them signed their books for each other and got to share a brief but momentous occasion.
This Work Scholar post is by Communications intern Avril Kuo.
Avril is a recent graduate of Wellesley College where she studied art history and economics. Her favorite Aperture books are New York Rises and Black Passport. Avril enjoys figuring out how to use her Mamiya medium format camera and raiding her mother’s closet for vintage finds.
From the Work Scholar’s Desk is a new series on the Exposures blog presenting a behind the scenes look at Aperture’s many events, projects, the book making process, the Aperture Portfolio Prize and more from the perspective of Aperture’s Work Scholars. The Work Scholar program at Aperture places individuals of promise in the midst of Aperture’s various departments, engaging interns in the day to day activities of the institution.
Upcoming Events with these two Artists:
Lecture and Book Signing with Richard Misrach at SF Camerawork
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:00 pm
657 Mission Street 2nd floor
San Francisco, California
11 West 53 Street, Theater 2
New York, New York