Image: Richard Renaldi, Michael and Kimberly, 2011, New York, NY
Kickstarter for Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers
Friday,Jun,21 - Monday,Aug,5
In his ongoing series Touching Strangers, photographer Richard Renaldi invites total strangers he encounters in the street to touch each other physically for a portrait. Artistically strong and conceptually bold, the series is a call for human connection and breaking taboos across race, class, and age barriers.
We’re asking you—strangers—to connect in support of this book, and offering amazing thank-you benefits if you do!
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY
Join Brooklyn-based photographer Carlo Van de Roer for a presentation on his first book, The Portrait Machine Project, which explores the idea that a camera can reveal hidden facets of a subject’s character and the relationship between a photographer and a viewer. Van de Roer made portraits of his friends and family with a Polaroid aura camera, which translates biofeedback into information about his subjects’ characters. The artist will discuss his process in depth and will explore the expectations we have of portraits, particularly when they depict people we think we know.
Carlo Van de Roer (born in 1975, Wellington, New Zealand) received a BFA from Victoria University before working and exhibiting internationally in the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and France. Van de Roer has received the ADC Young Guns Award, the APA Silver to Pixels Award for Fine Art, the PDN Pix Award, and has been named a Top 50 Photographer by Photolucida and received an honorable mention for the BMW–Paris Photo Prize. His work has drawn notice by the New York Times, New Yorker, INTERVIEW, Vogue Italia, Wired, and NPR. Van de Roer currently lives and works in Brooklyn.