The SLANT Workshop – Aaron Schuman

12 May 2019 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Via Medardo Rosso
19, 20159 Milano MI

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Aaron Schuman
The SLANT workshop
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tell all the Truth
but tell it slant —
(Emily Dickinson)

Should “Truth” be something that is told directly – perhaps it’s better use a turn of phrase, a metaphor…or maybe even an image?

Artist, writer and curator Aaron Schuman will teach The SLANT workshop, a one day intense program at Micamera that will focus on the process behind the making of a photo-related work.  As “Truth” is intrinsically related to the idea of research, experience, communication and knowledge, we will see how these notions can apply to the medium of photography – and the interweaving of image and text in this regard.

The workshop is open to photo-related artists or photographers, curators, writers and whoever is interested in such themes. It will consist of a 2 hour lecture and a Q&A / conversation in the morning and the a participatory activity in the afternoon, concluding with conversations around the results of the activity at the end.

Sunday, May 12 from 10am to 6pm
Micamera, Milan
via Medardo Rosso, 19
maximum 14 students
cost: 130€
info: Giulia Zorzi / associazione@micamera.it / +39 335 6817 917

On the previous evening – Saturday, May 11 – Aaron Schuman will present his new monograph SLANT at Micamera at 7pm. A booksigning will follow.
Read more here


AARON SCHUMAN is an artist, writer and curator based in the United Kingdom. His photographic is exhibited and published internationally, and is held in a number of public and private collections. Schuman is the author of FOLK (NB Books, 2016) – which was cited as one of 2016’s “Best Photobooks” by Sean O’Hagan (The Guardian), Alec Soth (Photo-Eye) and Jason Fulford (TIME), and was longlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2017.
His latest book, SLANT, will be released by MACK in April 2019.

Schuman has contributed texts to books including Aperture Conversations: 1985 to the Present (Aperture, 2018), Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (Prestel, 2018), Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves (MACK, 2015), Vision Anew (University of California Press, 2015), The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014), and Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals (Prestel, 2014), amongst many others; he also regularly writes for magazines such as Frieze, ArtReview, Aperture, Foam, Hotshoe, TIME, The British Journal of Photography, and more.

Additionally, Schuman has curated several major exhibitions, including Indivisible: New American Documents – Gregory Halpern, Sam Contis, Bayete Ross Smith (FOMU Antwerp, 2016), In Appropriation (Houston Center for Photography, 2012), Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe Gallery London, 2011), and Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (FotoFest, 2010). In 2014, Schuman served as Curator of Krakow Photomonth 2014 – entitled Re:Search, it featured major exhibitions by Taryn Simon, Trevor Paglen, Jason Fulford, Clare Strand, David Campany and more. In 2018, Schuman served as Curator of Jaipur Photo Festival.

Schuman was the founder and editor of SeeSaw Magazine (2004-2014, link here), and is Programme Leader of the MA Photography programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).