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Talk & Book Signing

Alex Majoli in Conversation with Chris Boot

Saturday, May 16

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY


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Presented by Cherry Tree Arts Initiatives in association with 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.

Magnum photographer Alex Majoli will be in conversation with Aperture executive director Chris Boot as part of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Majoli and Boot will discuss Congo, a collaborative document of the Republic of the Congo and its people by, Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin. A book signing will follow the talk.

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Chris Boot became executive director of Aperture Foundation in 2010. Previously he was director of London’s Photo Co-op (since renamed Photofusion), an independent photography education center; director of Magnum Photos, first in London, and then in New York; and editorial director at Phaidon Press. His company Chris Boot Ltd., launched in 2001, published the award-winning photobooks Lodz Ghetto Album (2004) and Things as They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955 (2005). He is the author and editor of Magnum Stories (Phaidon, 2004).

Alex Majoli (born in Ravenna, Italy, 1971) became a member of Magnum Photos in 2001. Throughout his photography career, he has documented conflict worldwide, including assignments for the New York Times MagazineGrantaNational Geographic, and Newsweek.


Alex Majoli in Conversation with Chris Boot