May 19, 2018, 02:00 pm — 04:00 pm

In Dialogue: Vince Aletti & Brian Wallis

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Adolfo Patiño

Join us for a conversation between Vince Aletti and Brian Wallis on archives of vernacular portrait photography concerned with gender identity and self-presentation in relation to Mistaken Identities: Images of Gender and Transformation, the second exhibition in a multi-year series entitled "Imagining Everyday Life: Aspects of Vernacular Photography" at The Walther Collection.

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.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP please call +1 212 352 0683 or email

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