Talk & Book Signing
Patrick Faigenbaum in conversation with Chris Boot
Tuesday, September 22
This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.
Join Patrick Faigenbaum and Chris Boot, Aperture Foundation’s executive director, for a conversation on the photographer’s recent project Kolkata/Calcutta. The exhibition documents the region’s music circles and the continuing existence of a cinematic, photogenic quality that is engrained in the space of the city.
Kolkata/Calcutta was made possible by the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award. This grant, awarded by the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, provides funding to an artist to produce a major project.
Patrick Faigenbaum (born in 1954) lives and works in his native city of Paris. A leading figure on the contemporary photography scene, he worked in residence at the Villa Medici of the French Academy in Rome from 1985 to 1987, and has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, since 2000. Since 1991, his work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions at private galleries and public institutions, including a show curated by Jeff Wall at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and entered the world’s leading public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Point du Jour, Cherbourg-Octeville, France; and Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Faigenbaum is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels.
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).
Image: Patrick Faigenbaum, Display of watermelons, the neighborhood of Raja Bazar, north Kolkata, July 2014 © Patrick Faigenbaum