Past Artist Talk
Antoine d’Agata in Conversation with Tim Clark
Magnum Photos presents an evening with acclaimed Magnum photographer Antoine d'Agata in conversation with Tim Clark, founder of 1000 Words
Join us for an evening with Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata and Editor-in-Chief and Director of online photography magazine 1000 Words.
In this talk, Tim Clark of 1000 Words joins Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata in conversation, exploring d’Agata’s approaches to photography and his extensive body of work.
Where & When
Magnum Photos London
63 Gee Street
London EC1V 3RS
21 July, 19.30pm to 21.30 (talk starts at 20.00)
This talk is now fully booked.
Born in Marseille, Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.
For his first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Male Noche, d’Agata travelled the world to document characters of the night’s further edges: prostitutes, addicts, war-torn communities and homeless. The books were published in 1998. In 2001, he published Hometown and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. Compiling intimate and provocative images, the book focused on his travels in France and personal journey. Traveling around the world, documenting his personal experiences and encounters, d’Agata continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. Since 2005 Antoine d’Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world.
Tim Clark is a curator, writer and editor. Since 2008 he has been Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words, which was nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016. He was previously Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London; and Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017 together with Greg Hobson. Clark has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Martin Parr, Mariken Wessels, Edgar Martins and Peter Watkins. Group exhibitions have included Rebecoming (2014) featuring Tereza Zelenkova, Lucy Levene, Virgilio Ferreira and Henrik Malmstrom; and the two-person exhibition Lexicon of Crime (2017) presenting works by Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive. He is presently finalising the exhibition Who’s looking at the family, now? as Guest Curator of Photo50 for London Art Fair 2019. He writes widely for the likes of FOAM, TIME Lightbox, Photoworks, Objectiv and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and publications for the Barbican, Archive of Modern Conflict, Jerwood Visual Arts Foundation and Skinnerboox. He is also Associate Lecturer on the MA in Photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano.
Self Portrait and Night Journeys is Antoine d’Agata first solo UK exhibition and is now on show in the Magnum Print Room until 23 July.