Tag: Taryn Simon
“Aperture Foundation and the photography program at the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design are pleased to present a conversation between artist Taryn Simon and Lisa Hostetler, McEvoy Family Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Writing on Simon’s work, Hostetler has observed: “By highlighting the precarious and often unreliable seams between photographic imagery, textual material, and definitive knowledge, Simon’s art draws attention to habits of inference and judgment . . . . While her seductively beautiful photographs attract the eye, the accompanying texts disclose unexpected—sometimes shocking—details about the subject of the picture. Given a contemporary world rife with images and information, her work speaks to issues that affect us all.’”
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York [map]
Panel Discussion with Kathy Ryan, New York Times Magazine Photographs
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm
“Longtime photo editor Kathy Ryan will discuss her new book, The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011) at Barnes and Noble with photographers Damon Winter and Taryn Simon.
The book reflects upon and interrogates the nature of both photography and print magazines, at this pivotal moment in their history and evolution. It presents some of the finest commissioned photographs worldwide of various types, including reportage, portraiture, style, conceptual photography, and photo illustration. Also addressed are issues of documentary photography in relation to more conceptual photography; the efficacy of storytelling; and what makes an image evidentiary, objective, subjective, truthful, or a tool for advocacy; as well as discussion of whether these matters are currently moot, or more critical than ever. As such, The New York Times Magazine Photographs aims to serve as a springboard for a rigorous, necessary, and revitalized examination of photography as presented within a modern journalistic context.”
“Internationally acclaimed artist Taryn Simon talks about her work in conjunction with the exhibition Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts, on view September 22, 2011-January 1, 2012, in the Contemporary Galleries. Book signing to follow.”
In 2009 Simon gave a TED talk; you can watch the video here.