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Talk & Book Signing

Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project

Wednesday, June 26

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


Join Brooklyn-based photographer Carlo Van de Roer for a presentation on his first book, The Portrait Machine Project, which explores the idea that a camera can reveal hidden facets of a subject’s character and the relationship between a photographer and a viewer. Van de Roer made portraits of his friends and family with a Polaroid aura camera, which translates biofeedback into information about his subjects’ characters. The artist will discuss his process in depth and will explore the expectations we have of portraits, particularly when they depict people we think we know.

Carlo Van de Roer (born in 1975, Wellington, New Zealand) received a BFA from Victoria University before working and exhibiting internationally in the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and France. Van de Roer has received the ADC Young Guns Award, the APA Silver to Pixels Award for Fine Art, the PDN Pix Award, and has been named a Top 50 Photographer by Photolucida and received an honorable mention for the BMW–Paris Photo Prize. His work has drawn notice by the New York TimesNew YorkerINTERVIEWVogue ItaliaWired, and NPR. Van de Roer currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project