Artist Talk: Mark Peterson

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Aperture Foundation

547 West 27th Street

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Join Aperture and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund for an artist talk with Mark Peterson. Recipient of the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography, Peterson will discuss his work on the series The Past is Never Dead, and his continuing coverage of the current political scene.

Peterson received the grant to continue his work on The Past is Never Dead, in which he photographs the modern-day Nationalism and white nationalism: looking at their traditions, symbols, and leaders; and, documenting the fight for who controls the narrative of free speech.

Peterson’s photographs “anticipated the Trump era,” writes James Estrin on the New York Times’ Lens blog. “His stark, critical images provide a jaundiced view of American political culture and have dominated the visual coverage of the rise of the right wing since 2013.”

Peterson grew up in Minnesota and has been working as an editorial photographer in New York for more than 30 years. He is is one of the most active and recognizable photojournalists working today, published in the New York Times, New York magazine, and TIME, among others. His latest book, Political Theatre, was published by Steidl in 2017. Peterson’s work is distinguished by its immediacy and rich, deeply saturated tones and detail.

The Smith Talks is a series of presentations, often featuring past recipients of the W. Eugene Smith Grant, and a longtime collaboration between the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and Aperture Foundation.

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