Aperture presents Strange Hours – a launch party
- 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Wednesday July 19, 2023
- | Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Aperture and Ace Hotel Brooklyn celebrate Strange Hours: Photography, Memory, and the Lives of Artists, newly published by Aperture, in an evening with book author Rebecca Bengal.
In Strange Hours, Bengal considers the photographers who have defined our relationship to the medium. Through generous essays and interviews, she contemplates photography’s narrative power, from the radical intimacy of Nan Goldin’s New York demimonde to Justine Kurland’s pictures of rebel girls on the open road, bringing us closer to pioneering artists and the personal and political stories surrounding their images. Throughout Strange Hours, Bengal’s prose is attuned to the alchemy of experience, chance, and vision that has always pushed photography’s potential for unforgettable storytelling.
This event is free and open to the public, with limited capacity: RSVP required.
This event is presented in partnership with Ace Hotel Brooklyn.
Rebecca Bengal is a writer of fiction, essays, and documentary journalism about art, literature, film, music, and the environment. A regular contributor to Aperture, her writing has been published in the Paris Review, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Oxford American, Southwest Review, the Believer, the Guardian, and the Criterion Collection. A MacDowell fellow in fiction and a former editor at Vogue, Bengal holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin. Originally from western North Carolina, Bengal lives in Brooklyn.
Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
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