Please join us in the Bookshop for an evening with Aaron Schuman who is presenting his new book project SLANT, published by MACK.
In SLANT, Schuman interweaves a selection of police report clippings found in local newspapers, published between 2014-2018, with quietly wry photographs he
made within a thirty-mile radius of Amherst from 2016-18, in response to their unintentionally deadpan descriptions. What began as a genuinely affectionate, tongue-in-cheek take on the small towns where Schuman spent his childhood steadily came to reflect the disquieting rise of “fake news”, “alternative facts”, “post-truth” politics and paranoia in America following the 2016 election.
Aaron Schuman is a photographer, writer, and curator based in the United Kingdom. His photographic work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Christie’s London. Schuman is the author of FOLK (2016, NB Books), which was long-listed for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2017. He has curated several major festivals and exhibitions including JaipurPhoto 2018, Indivisible: New American Documents (2016, FOMU Antwerp), and Krakow Photomonth 2014, among others. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of SeeSaw Magazine (2004-2014), and is currently Programme Leader of MA Photography at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Thu 25 April, 18.00 - 20.00, Bookshop.
Free event, no Booking.