From the Aperture e-blast:
TALK AND BOOK SIGNING
Coinciding with the release of PAUL FUSCO: RFK
Join Magnum photographer Paul Fusco for a discussion on his illustrious career coinciding with the release of Paul Fusco: RFK (Aperture, September 2008), published on the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in Los Angeles, while campaigning for the presidential nomination. This long-awaited follow-up to Fusco’s acclaimed RFK Funeral Train, a body of work heralded as a contemporary classic, features over seventy never-before-seen images, many selected from the untapped treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress’s Look Magazine Photograph Collection.
Paul Fusco will discuss the spirit behind these powerful images capturing the thousands of Americans from every section of society—black, white, rich, poor—who stood by the railroad tracks to pay their final respects to Bobby Kennedy. Fusco also photographed the mourners gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and the dramatic night burial in Arlington National Cemetery with members of the Kennedy family. Paul Fusco: RFK helps solidify the status of this classic body of work as one of the great efforts in photographic reportage and an incomparable document of this pivotal moment in U.S. history.
Paul Fusco (born in Leominster, Massachusetts, 1930), a member of Magnum Photos since 1974, began his career photographing for the U.S. Signal Core during the Korean War. He studied photojournalism at Ohio University and his work has been widely published and exhibited, including exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, and the International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Friday, November 21
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY