Artist Talk: Sandy Kim (Video)

New York-based photographer Sandy Kim presents an illustrated slideshow on her life in photography and recent work.

On Tuesday, February 4, Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, presented a talk with artist Sandy Kim. A self-identified “spark plug,” Kim authors images as provocative as they are insightful. Her subjects are her friends, and they revel in the casual pleasures of youthful antagonism. For all the impatience and abuses depicted in Kim’s photographs, the radiant glow of humor, creativity, and possibility shines through. During the event, Kim discussed her images and fielded questions from the audience.

Sandy Kim holds a BFA in graphic design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Immersed in San Francisco’s vibrant music scene, Kim gained international exposure for her intimate portraits of the band Girls. Her work has since been featured in publications such as Purple Fashion, FADER, New Yorker, New York Times, Vogue Italia, Pitchfork, Nylon, Guardian, Elle, Wired, and Rolling Stone, among many others. She lives in New York.