“Picturing Addiction” is a part of the Confounding Expectations lecture series, which is presented by Aperture Foundation, the Vera List Center at The New School, and the Photography Program of Parsons School of Design at The New School.
As the current opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, this panel brings together three photographers who are finding new ways of depicting addiction: Nina Berman‘s decades-long project looking at the trauma of addiction and the healing potential of collaborative art; Edwin J. Torres’s photographs that show the effects of synthetic marijuana in his own community; and Graham MacIndoe‘s nuanced yet powerful series of self-portraits and environments taken over multiple years when he was a heroin and crack addict. At a moment when 21 million Americans struggle with addiction, photography now plays a key role in shaping our understanding of this crisis. Moderated by Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor of Time, this panel offers ways in which we can further the conversation beyond what we already know—that America is dealing with its worst addiction epidemic yet.
Participating panelists include Nina Berman, Graham MacIndoe, and Edwin J. Torres.
FREE and Open to the General Public