Workshop: Gail Albert Halaban: Portrait of Place: Photographing the City and Its People

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y.

Gail Albert Halaban, Out My Window, Upper East Side, 1438 3rd Avenue, Families Just Before Dinner, 2008

Join photographer Gail Albert Halaban in a weekend workshop designed to explore the relationship between people and place in New York City. Life as lived in any city is inextricable from the built environment. Many photographers working in cities are engaged with describing landscape, architecture, and urban spaces, rarely glimpsing the lives of the people who occupy those spaces, while others focus on people and their inner psychology, missing the context of place. Through discussions of historic precedent in New York City (such as work by the photographers Berenice Abbott, Garry Winogrand, and Diane Arbus, among others) and a site-specific photographic field trip, this workshop will synthesize the two approaches to create a new method of portraying place. The workshop will conclude with a collaborative presentation of the participants’ work.

Gail Albert Halaban (born in Washington, D.C.) holds an MFA in photography from Yale University. She has taught at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; International Center of Photography, New York; and Yale, among other notable institutions. She has been included in both group and solo exhibitions internationally. Her previous book, Out My Window, was published by powerHouse Books in 2012. Her most recent book, Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views, will be published by Aperture in fall 2014. She is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

Tuition: $500 ($450 for currently enrolled photography students and Aperture Members at the $250 level and above)

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