Mark Steinmetz: Photographing CivilizationSaturday, April 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y.
Photographs help us to picture ourselves. Images teach us about our cultural and geographic origins, with the camera as the stylus of civilization. Join Mark Steinmetz as he considers a lineage of American photography from Walker Evans through Robert Frank to Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, and helps students to consider their work in an expanded context through a combination of lecture and portfolio review. Steinmetz will candidly present his own photography, discussing his experiences, publications, and inspirations. The curriculum will also cover bookmaking and sequencing as additional strategies for shaping groups of photographs. Photographers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as the workshop will touch upon a range of subject matters and approaches. Lunch will be served.
Mark Steinmetz is a photographer and author of numerous titles, including South Central (2007), South East (2008), Greater Atlanta (2009), Summertime (2011), Italia (2010), Paris in My Time (2013), and The Players (2014).His work is included in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. Steinmetz has exhibited internationally, participating in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; MiCamera, Milan; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; Alibi Fine Art, Chicago; Box Galerie, Brussels; and Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco. Steinmetz has taught photography at Harvard University, Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, Emory University, and University of Hartford. Steinmetz received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
Tuition: $500 ($450 for currently enrolled photography students and Aperture members at the Dual/Family level and above)
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