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Aperture In Person

Erwin Olaf: Talk and Book Signing

Wednesday, December 10

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

$5 DONATION

This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

Join Aperture and internationally celebrated Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf for a talk and book signing of his most recent work, Erwin Olaf: Volume II, the follow-up to the best-selling Aperture book Erwin Olaf (2008).

In this lush monograph, Olaf expands on his established style of highly polished and stylized color studio images to include a series drawn from his sculptural video installation, Keyhole; black-and white images he has exhibited as carbon prints; and photographs created on location in Berlin—a departure from the constructed mise-en-scènes of earlier work produced in his Amsterdam studio.

Erwin Olaf (born in Hilversum, the Netherlands, 1959) is a Dutch photographer known for his highly stylized, daring, and often provocative work addressing social issues and taboos. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Johannes Vermeer Award (2011), a Lucie Award (2008), and Photographer of the Year in the International Color Awards (2006). His work is shown in museums and galleries around the world. Olaf also received a commission to design the new national side of the Dutch euro, launched in 2013.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the board and Members of Aperture Foundation.

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Erwin Olaf: Talk and Book Signing