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Site Specific: Olivo Barbieri in Conversation with Christopher Phillips (Video)

Photographer Olivo Barbieri speaks about his latest photobook, Site Specific.

 - October 10, 2013

Olivo Barbieri’s Site Specific series is a ten-year project to record and reimagine over forty of the world’s cities from above, including Las Vegas, Mexico City, New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, and Venice. On September 24, Barbieri was joined in conversation by International Center of Photography curator Christopher Phillips to discuss the series and the photobook of the same title, which was recently published by Aperture Foundation.

Phillips, who also wrote Site Specific’s introduction, spoke with Barbieri about the photographic processes the artist used to create his distinctive cityscapes, which began with the use of selective focus and tilt-shift techniques, and later evolved with the addition of digital manipulation.

The evening’s conversation also included a screening of Barbieri’s short film site specific_LAS VEGAS 05, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Browse images from the event’s reception and book signing via Instagram (@aperturenyc).

View “Olivo Barbieri in Conversation with Christopher Phillips, Part 2” on Vimeo.

Site Specific, photographs by Olivo Barbieri, and the limited-edition photograph site specific_LAS VEGAS 05, 2005 is now available.

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