Vince Aletti with Director of Exhibitions, Amanda Hajjar on Issues
Book Talk and Signing on Friday February 7th at 7pm.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Amanda Hajjar, Director of Exhibitions, will appear in conversation with acclaimed photography critic and author Vince Aletti on the subject of his recent book, Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines (Phaidon).
A showcase of ground-breaking photography of fashion magazines over the last century, the book presents 100 significant issues from Aletti’s own expansive personal archive, revealing images by photographers rarely seen outside their original context — including Richard Avedon, Collier Schorr, Diane Arbus, and Wolfgang Tillmans. With his characteristic élan and featuring stunning images, Aletti has created a fresh, idiosyncratic, and previously unexplored angle on the history of photography. Magazines featured include American, British, and French Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Details, Purple Fashion, The Face, Dutch, and many more.
About the Author:
Vince Aletti is a writer, curator, and critic whose work appears regularly in such publications as Artforum, photograph, and Aperture. Aletti was art editor and photography critic of the Village Voice from 1994 to 2005 and reviewed photography exhibitions for the New Yorker’s “Goings On About Town” section from 2005 to 2016. He is the author of The Disco Files 1973-78: New York’s Underground, Week by Week (2009, reissued 2018) and coauthor of Avedon Fashion 1994-2000 (2009) and has contributed essays to numerous publications on photography and fashion. In 2005, he won the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Writing.
About the book:
Issues, a luxury, oversized object, richly illustrated with brilliant reproductions, and enclosed in an elegant archival-style magazine-file box, is an essential addition to every book collection on photography, fashion, and graphic design.
Praise for Issues:
“Stunning.”—The New York Times
“Issues is a testament to the abundance of marvelous photographs that haven’t been digitized.”—WSJ Magazine
Member Ticket – $35
Non-Member Ticket – $45
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