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Discussion: Eyes in the Sky with Aperture Foundation

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 24, 2014

Eyes in the Sky:  The History of the Arial Perspective 

Thursday, March 6
6:30 p.m.

At the New School

Wollman Hall

65 West 11th Street, New York, NY           


Historian Paula Amad, scholar Raphael Dallaporta, and scholar Laura Kurgan discuss the past and present of arial photography, its history, poetics, and challenges to be covered. 

Paula Amad is an associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Counter-Archive: Film, the Everyday and Albert Kahn’s Archives de la Planète (2010) and numerous articles, which have appeared in History of PhotographyCinema JournalFilm HistoryCamera Obscura, and Framework, among other journals. She is currently writing a book focused on an alternative history of modern aerial vision across photography and film, for which she has done extensive research in archives across Europe and the United States. Raphaël Dallaporta is a documentary photographer. He is concerned with public issues addressing human rights, as well as more symbolic subjects such as the fragility of life.  Laura Kurgan is an associate professor of architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. She is director of the Visual Studies curriculum and the Spatial Information Design Lab, and is co-director of the Advanced Data Visualization Project. Kurgan is the author of Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics (2013). Her work explores digital mapping technologies, ethics and politics of mapping, and the visualization of big and small data.


For more information on this event, please visit Aperture Foundation


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