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Aperture Conversations

Kathy Ryan on Picturing the Pandemic

Saturday, May 16

2:00 pm


Join Aperture for a conversation with Aperture’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin, and Kathy Ryan, director of photography for the New York Times Magazine and author of Office Romance (Aperture, 2014), as they discuss Ryan’s recent work at the helm of the magazine’s groundbreaking photo commissions on the pandemic and its impact on people’s lives around the globe. (In recent weeks, the magazine has featured heart-stopping images from photographers like Philip Montgomery, Andrea Frazzetta, and Kiana Hayeri, alongside meditative works by L. Kasimu Harris and others.) Other topics will include the challenges of working from home while bringing the world to our doorstep—and desktops.

You can watch a recording of the talk here or on Aperture’s YouTube channel

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Image: Barry Todd Smith, a staff physician, and colleagues perform an intubation on a patient in the emergency department. Photograph by Philip Montgomery for the New York Times

Kathy Ryan on Picturing the Pandemic