The new book by alumnus Jonathan Torgovnik (BFA 1996 Photography), Intended Consequences (Aperture, 2009), isn’t available for purchase until early May, but it’s already generating a flurry of activity. The Aperture Gallery at 547 West 27th Street is presenting an exhibition of photographs from the book, which looks at the effects of the 1994 Rawandan genocide on the region’s children, specifically those born of rape by Hutu militiamen. The images are on view February 20 – May 7, plus there will be an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8pm, and a panel discussion about the works on Wednesday, April 29, 6:30pm. Visit aperture.org for more details.
In addition, the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, 515 South Street in Waltham, MA, is hosting its own exhibition of images from Intended Consequences, February 23 – April 9. Torgovnik’s photos will travel to the Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University from August through November, and then to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in 2010.
Image: cover of Intended Consequences by Jonathan Torgovnik (Aperture, 2009).