Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context What Makes An Image Iconic?

Aperture at The New School Wed 15 Feb 2006 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
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Diane Arbus's twin girls, Arnold Newman's portrait of Stravinsky, Richard Avedon's fashion model with elephant are three examples of iconic images-pictures that stay in the mind as representative not only of their creators, but of a culture. What qualities make a photograph's impact last? Is it possible to predict which of the thousands of new images that assail us daily will someday be deemed "great"?

Diana Edkins, Director of Exhibitions and Limited-Edition Photographs, Aperture

Anthony Bannon
, Executive Director, George Eastman House
Celso Miguel Gonzales Falla, Chairman, Aperture Board of Trustees, Prominent Collector
Rick Wester, Director, photography department, Phillips de Pury Auction House

This panel is part of the Aperture Foundation Lectures: "Confounding Expectation III: Photography in Context," and is presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Parsons The New School for Design in collaboration with the Aperture Foundation, with generous support from the Kettering Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation. This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.