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Saturday, June 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aperture Conversations: Duane Michals with Chris Boot

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Duane Michals is a unique figure in photography. His staged sequences and stories, ranging from jokes about the nature of photography, to profound observations on human desire and frailty, (and often both), are defined by Michals’ singular voice, aesthetic and humor.

Since the 1960s, his performances-for-the-camera have shaped the possibilities of photography, while his wide ranging and prolific practice includes portraiture and assignment work. In conversation with Michals, Chris Boot will explore his journey in photography, including – on the day Washington DC celebrates LGBTQ Pride, 49 years after Stonewall – his contribution to queer sensibility and culture.

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Chris Boot

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... Read More →
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Duane Michals

From Wikipedia:“Michals’s work makes innovative use of photo-sequences, often incorporating text to examine emotion and philosophy.Michals’s interest in art “began at age 14 while attending watercolor university classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh.” In 1953 he... Read More →

Saturday June 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Nitze Kenney Herter Auditorium John Hopkins SAIS