Last Saturday, a group of Aperture interns and staff had the chance to visit Mike and Doug Starn’s gigantic new studio in an ex-Beacon foundry where they are creating the Big Bambú installation evolving around their photo-based projects. Big Bambú is an ever growing and changing sculpture by the Starn brothers, constructed from thousands of fresh-cut bamboo poles lashed together by a team of rock climbers working as high as fifty feet off the ground under the artists’ direction. Gaudéricq Robiliard, the director of the Starn studio and former Aperture intern, gave an engaging private tour of the studio in which some of the interns and staff even experienced climbing Big Bambú to the top!
We are currently receiving applications for the January-June 2010 Internship session, so check out details on our website. Young graduates from the United States and around the world can apply for an exciting and thorough experience in the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization. The closing deadline to submit your application is October 1.