08 October 2008

Meiselas & Jaar at Aperture TONIGHT

Susan Meiselas and Alfredo Jaar
In Conversation

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street 4th Floor
between 10th and 11th Avenue
New York, NY

Join Aperture for a special evening of conversation between photojournalist Susan Meiselas and artist Alfredo Jaar. Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and is renowned for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her widely-published documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Jaar emigrated from Chile at the height of Pinochet’s military dictatorship in 1981. His installations, photographs, films, and community-based projects bear powerful witness to military con­flicts, imbalances of power, and political corruption.

Please Note: if, like me, you are not in the area the conversation allegedly is going to be streamed live onto the internet here.

My only remark is that it seem tendentious to distinguish, as this press release does, between art and photojournalism here. I'd like to know what criteria you might use to sustain that distinction in a persuasive manner.

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