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Richard Renaldi: Talk and Book Signing

Aperture Gallery hosts Richard Renaldi for a talk and signing of his new book, Touching Strangers. In this series of portraits, people go beyond their level of comfort and allow themselves to be touched. Listen to Renaldi discuss traveling around the country and capturing connections between strangers.


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Wednesday, April 16

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY


This event is free for students with ID and Members of Aperture at the $50 level and above.

Join Aperture and Richard Renaldi for a talk and signing of his new book, Touching Strangers. Since 2007, Renaldi has been working on this series of photographs by approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large-format, 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society.


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