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Photographer Renate Aller discusses “Mountain Interval” at Parrish Art Museum
May 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$12,
May 24, 6 pm – 8 pm
$12 | Free for Members, Children, and Students
Join photographer Renate Aller and Parrish Art Museum director Terrie Sultan as they discuss Aller’s new book, Mountain Interval, followed by a book signing.
Aller is a contemporary photographer from Germany based in New York. As a child, she spent vacations visiting, hiking, and photographing the mountains of Austria, Germany, and Italy, beginning her lifelong appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Her latest project includes mountain peaks from six continents. These photographs were taken from locations as high as 22,500 feet (adjacent to Mount Everest) to the European glaciers and mountain peaks of her childhood vacations. The subject matter is monumental, yet the images connect the viewer in a way that is not overpowering. Aller engages us with these giants in all their detail, the veins and textures of the rocks in their constantly transient state. She isolates the mountain from its expected surroundings, using and presenting the familiar and the known in an intimate way, relating to parallel realities from different locations, opening up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live.
The book includes 61 images from the Mountain Interval portfolio. Read the essay by Terrie Sultan featured in the book here.