Aperture Conversations

Celebrating “I’m Looking Through You” with Tim Davis and Sarah Bay Gachot

Tuesday, June 29

7:00 p.m. EDT

Join Aperture for an online celebration of Tim Davis’s latest book, I’m Looking Through You, an expansive visual poem celebrating the glamorous surface of Los Angeles and its reach. Animating Davis’s wry observations and the mesmerizing, color-pop geometry of his images is the photographer and writer’s decades-long, gimlet-eyed meditation on making pictures. Davis will be joined by Sarah Bay Gachot to discuss the book and his photographic process, engage with audience members, and even play a song or two.

Tim Davis (born in Blantyre, Malawi, 1969) lives and works in Tivoli, New York. He received a BA from Bard College, where he currently teaches, and an MFA from Yale University. He has presented solo exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New York; White Cube, London; Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee; and Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Several monographs have been published of his work, including The New Antiquity (2010) and My Life in Politics (Aperture, 2006). He is recipient of a 2007–8 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize and 2005 Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award.

Sarah Bay Gachot is a writer and independent curator who has been traveling since March 2020. Her recent curatorial projects include an exhibition on how we view documentary photography seen through the work of Bruce Davidson, and a survey of photography by Robert Cumming. She is author of the book Robert Cumming: The Difficulties of Nonsense (Aperture, 2016), and her writing has appeared in Aperture magazine, Hyperallergic, the Photo-Eye Blog, and The PhotoBook Review, among other publications and artist books and catalogues.


Image from Tim Davis: I’m Looking Through You (Aperture, 2021). © Tim Davis

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