If you are in New York, this is an event not to be missed. Next Saturday, at the Walther Collection, Vince Aletti and Brian Wallis will discuss on archives of vernacular portrait photography. Gender identity and self-presentation will be at the core of the conversation, entitled “Mistaken Identities: Images of Gender and Transformation”, as part of the exhibition “Imagining Everyday Life: Aspects of Vernacular Photography”.
Vince Aletti is a critic and curator based in New York. He was the art editor and photography critic at the Village Voice from 1990 until 2005, when he began writing weekly exhibition reviews for The New Yorker. He contributes a column on photo books to Photograph magazine and writes regularly for Aperture and Artforum. Photographs from his collection of male images have been collected in Male, Rodeo, and Untitled/Anonymous.
Brian Wallis is Curator for the Walther Collection, New York / Neu-Ulm, and was formerly Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York. He has written and edited numerous books, including The Order of Things (2015), Weegee: Murder is My Business (2012), and Miroslav Tichy (2010). He is currently organizing a series of exhibitions focused on vernacular photography.