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Thursday, September 4, 2014

LEICA LOUNGE with Andrew Kaufman


Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Leica Lounge with Photographer Andrew Kaufman | Thurs, September 4, 2014 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Free Event

Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local professional photographers. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.

Join us in the Leica Lounge on September 4, 2014 with photographer Andrew Kaufman. He will be discussing his recent book I'M IN MIAMI BITCH! The Disappearing Street Art of Wynwood. In this documentary project centered around the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Andrew states "Photography is the most permanent longest lasting proof of street art. There is no way to preserve street art except to photograph it before it fades, is toyed with, buffed or written over. Street art, by its very nature is a fluid art form, constantly evolving because of the landscape, materials, politics, weather etc. It is through photography that street art can be conveyed to the world. Images of the artists and their works are reproduced and disseminated through books, magazines and the internet."
Kaufman's book will be available for purchase and signing.
About Andrew:
Andrew Kaufman also known as AK FOTO is an artist that doesn't fit the mold of many of his contemporaries. He produces a tremendous amount of personal work, in every photographic format imaginable, and is really someone impossible to categorize. One day he might be shooting 6x7 for an ad client and the next 4x5 for a personal project. He has worked for magazines, agencies, art directors, ad clients and collectors and has somehow managed to avoid the mass homogenization of imagery that now seems to be prevalent in those fields. 
Andrew's current clients include: State Farm, The Home Depot, Rolling Stone, Leo Burnett, DBB, Marlboro, NFL, TIME, OUTSIDE, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Arthur Frommer's, Worth, Smithsonian, Audubon, Popular Mechanics, Golf Digest and many, many others. 
To see more images from this project visit: http://www.iminmiamibitch.net/. To view other images from Andrew's portfolio, check out his website.
Refreshments will be served.