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Modes of Documentation and Photography

  • Americas Society 680 Park Avenue New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)
INDOCHINA. May 25, 1954. Vietnamese troops advancing between Namdinh and Thaibinh. Photo by Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos

INDOCHINA. May 25, 1954. Vietnamese troops advancing between Namdinh and Thaibinh. Photo by Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos

Alice Miceli’s work operates within a legacy of documentary photography to depict the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl explosion. Instead of repeating the widespread images of the abandoned buildings of Pripyat and its survivors, she developed a scientific method to document the radiation itself. This panel will contextualize her experimental mode of documentation within the genre of photography.

Speakers include Milagros de la Torre (photographer), Kristen Lubben (Executive Director, Magnum Foundation), and Thyago Nogueira (Head of the Contemporary Photography Department, Instituto Moreira Salles), moderated by Diana Flatto (Assistant Curator, Americas Society).

Earlier Event: October 15
Artist Talk with Alice Miceli