Hot Talks with Tod Seelie

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2206 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Tod Seelie loves New York, but not the version depicted in postcards.His city is an underground haven for people at society’s edges, people who come alive at night, who make music and art and noise and mess; punk bands and bike parades, abandoned spaces and skeezy clubs, junk-filled lots and sketchy streets, his book Bright Nights is a startlingly beautiful collection of images capturing a gritty culture that belies the city’s glamorous persona. Interspersed throughout the book are texts from Seelie’s friends and fellow artists, along with an introduction by Jeff Stark, editor of the iconic alternative events e-mail list Nonsense NYC. At this Hot Talk, you’ll see photos from his book, hear the stories that went in to the creation and what was going on behind the scenes, and a bit about Tod’s process. Tod Seelie’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Stern Magazine, TIME Magazine, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Vice, Der Speigel, ARTnews and more. Talk, followed by Q&A, with book signing. Tickets by donation. http://hotartwetcity.com/hottalks-todseelie/

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