PUBLIC TALK: Lesley Martin

Saturday, May 27

11 am

Free for Members | $20 Not-Yet Members

Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium

Lesley Martin, Creative Director of Aperture, will introduce Aperture, its history and mission as a not-for-profit publisher, and its belief in photography as a critical means of engaging with the vital issues of our time. In addition, Martin will speak to the contemporary landscape of photobook publishing and the photobook as part of contemporary photographic practice.
Lesley Martin

ABOUT Lesley A. Martin

Lesley A. Martin is creative director of the Aperture Foundation and founding publisher of The PhotoBook Review. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, FOAM, and IMA magazine, among other publications, and she has edited and commissioned over one hundred books of photography, including LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Notion of Family; Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance; Stephen Shore: Selected Works; Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama; The New Black Vanguard by Antwaun Sargent; Sara Cwynar: Glass Life; and Tommy Kha: Half, Full, Quarter. In 2012, she cofounded the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. Martin has curated exhibitions that have traveled both nationally and internationally, including Mickalene Thomas: Muse; The Ubiquitous Image; and Aperture Remix, a commission-based exhibition celebrating Aperture’s sixtieth anniversary. She is currently a visiting critic at the Yale University School of Art.

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