Tate Modern Talk

Scene: Alex Majoli in Conversation

photograph of a man walking along a railway track at night

Alex Majoli, Republic of Congo 2013 [Scene#0435], Pointe Noire Courtesy the artist and MACK

Join photographer Alex Majoli as he presents his new monograph in conversation with curator and writer David Campany

Alex Majoli has been photographing political demonstrations, humanitarian emergencies, and quiet moments of everyday life for eight years across several continents. The images are held together by a sense of theatre. Majoli’s photographs result from his own performance. He and his assistants enter a situation and slowly go about setting up a camera and lights. This activity is a kind of spectacle in itself and observed by those who will eventually be photographed.

Copies of Scene will be available for purchase at the signing after the talk.

Scene is published by MACK with essays by David Campany and Corinne Rondeau.


Alex Majoli

Alex Majoli is a photographer and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 2001. He has received awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015, the Eugene Smith Grant (2017), the Getty Images Grant For Editorial Photography 2009 and the Infinity Award for Photojournalism in 2003.

David Campany

David Campany is a curator and writer. He teaches at the University of Westminster and he is renowned for his engaging and rigorous writing, exhibitions and public speaking. David has worked worldwide with institutions including MoMA New York, Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Centre Pompidou, Le Bal, and the Stedelijk Museum.

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24 April 2019 at 19.00–20.30