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Confounding Expectations

Aperture “Elements of Style” Panel

Tuesday, October 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New School, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall 66 W 12 Street New York, NY


The Aperture “Elements of Style” panel is a part of the Confounding Expectations lecture series, which is presented by Aperture Foundation, the Vera List Center at The New School, and the Photography Program of Parsons School of Design at The New School.

This conversation will focus on identity, style, and dress—the codes and politics of self-presentation as presented in the Fall 2017 issue of Aperture, “Elements of Style”. Panelists will discuss connections between self-portraiture and self-styling, decolonizing the fashion image, and the role of the queer archive in the fashion industry. The conversation will be moderated by historian and author Tanisha C. Ford.

Participating panelists include Collier Schorr, Nadine Ijewere, Ethan James Green, and Lou Stoppard.

Tanisha C. Ford is associate professor of Black American studies and history at the University of Delaware and the author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (2015).

This program is supported, in part, by a lead contribution from the Anne Levy Fund, and additional funding from the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation. Additional public funds are from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Image: Nadine Ijewere, Victoria’s pearl earring, 2017

Aperture “Elements of Style” Panel