September 8, 2010
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Publisher Andrew Roth and artist William E. Jones discuss the new book Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration which is the first publication to deal exclusively with the 35mm negatives that Farm Security Administration director Roy Stryker killed with a hole punch during the early years of the project (1935-39). There will be a screening of Jones’ recent video Killed, a rapidly edited sequence of 130 digital files scanned from negatives in the collection of the Library of Congress.
The book brings to light destroyed or defaced photographs by Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and others in the fine reproductions; it also includes two essays by Jones discussing the images and possible reasons for their suppression.
Copies of Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration are available for purchase and signing at the event.
Initiated in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide a forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists to converse about art and the potential of exploring new ideas.