Artist Talk: Joseph Sywenkyj

Masha, 6 years old, was infected with HIV through mother to child transmission at birth. Odesa, Ukraine, 2007

Masha, 6 years old, was infected with HIV through mother to child transmission at birth. Odesa, Ukraine, 2007

Event at Aperture, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, is pleased to present an artist talk with Joseph Sywenkyj. Sywenkyj, an American photographer based in Kiev, is the recipient of the 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. He will present his completed Smith Fund project along with some of his past work, which explores the Ukrainian revolution over the course of sixteen years.

Sywenkyj’s photographs concentrate on how the media is more concerned with geopolitics and European leaders than with the families that are affected by war and terrorism. Sywenkyj states, “It is through stories of families who have been seriously impacted physically, mentally, and economically by the crisis that we will gain insight into how events in the country are influencing society as a whole.”

Read more at aperture.org/events/artist-talk-joseph-sywenky

Location
Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York

Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:30 p.m.

$5 donation
FREE for Aperture Foundation Members and students with valid ID

More information
aperture.org/events/artist-talkjoseph-sywenky

This program is supported, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation. Additional public funds are from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.