From the Aperture Website:
“As part of the ongoing lecture series hosted by Aperture and presented by the department of photography, Parsons The New School for Design, Stefan Ruiz will discuss the work from his recently published monograph, People (Chris Boot, 2006), which gathers striking portraits of Mexican soap stars, Cuban mental asylum residents, Texan cowgirls, and Rwandan refugees. Ruiz’s subjects reveal themselves and their vulnerability through his raw and edgy vision. While serving as Creative Director for COLORS magazine from 2002 to 2004, Ruiz also taught art at San Quentin State Prison. His work has been exhibited at the Havana Biennale, 2003; PhotoEspaña, Madrid, 2003; and an exhibition of the Televisa Studios series is now traveling around Europe.
APERTURE GALLERY, April 16, 6:30 p.m. 547 W. 27TH STREET, 4TH FLOOR 212-505-5555
From APERTURE WEST: LARRY FINK ON TOUR
Photographer Larry Fink will be speaking in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle soon:
Larry Fink is a professional photographer of 45 years. The recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships as well as two NEA grants, he has had one man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, amongst others. He has had many books published, including Social Graces (Aperture 1984, PowerHouse Books 2000), Boxing (powerHouse Books 1997), and The Forbidden Pictures (powerhouse Books 2004), a political satire on the Bush regime. He has been teaching for the past 41 years, the last 16 years of which as a professor of photography at Bard College.
LOS ANGELES on Wednesday, April 16 (Hammer Museum at UCLA, 310-443-7000)
SAN FRANCISCO on Friday, April 18 (PhotoAlliance: San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut Street; 415-781-8111.
SEATTLE on Saturday, April 19th (Seattle Art Museum, 3:30)