TimesTalks To Release 20 Year Anniversary Photobook Shot By Brigitte Lacombe
The New York Times is pleased to announce Forward: Twenty Years of TimesTalks, a new photobook of black-and-white portraits of over 60 influential artists, actors, filmmakers, politicians, authors, activists, and Times reporters that have participated in TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation series, including Marina Abramovic, Tilda Swinton, Nan Goldin, Ai Weiwei, Marc Jacobs, and Rami Malek, along with executive editor Dean Baquet, technology reporter Jenna Wortham, investigative reporter Jodi Kantor, "The Daily" host Michael Barbaro, and chief White House correspondent Maggie Haberman. Full list below.
Shot by French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, the never-before-seen photographs were commissioned by TimesTalks and curated by Michelle Grey, TimesTalks Creative Director, on the occasion of the event series' 20th anniversary. Forward will be available for purchase exclusively at The New York Times Store on November 27.
"We are thrilled to celebrate this collection of world-class talent, who have all participated in the New York Times's iconic conversation series, TimesTalks, and have now been immortalized by one of the most celebrated and influential portrait photographers of our time," said Michelle Grey, Creative Director of TimesTalks.
Paralleled to TimesTalks's vast array of live conversation and performance series, Forward includes portraits of artist Marina Abramovic, architect David Adjaye, filmmaker Judd Apatow, author Margaret Atwood, curator Andrew Bolton, chef Danny Bowien, filmmaker Ken Burns, actor Glenn Close, dancer Misty Copeland, activist Patrisse Cullors, activist Angela Davis, actor Robert De Niro, author Joan Didion, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, actor Ralph Fiennes, actor Dominique Fishback, actor Jodie Foster, writer Tavi Gevinson, filmmaker Alex Gibney, curator Thelma Golden, artist Nan Goldin, former Vice President of the United States Al Gore, actor Ethan Hawke, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder, actor Glenda Jackson, fashion designer Marc Jacobs, choreographer Bill T. Jones, musician John Legend, photographer Annie Leibovitz, author Deborah Lipstadt, filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan, actor Rami Malek, actor John Cameron Mitchell, filmmaker Laura Poitras, author Michael Pollan, filmmaker Isabella Rossellini, directors Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, playwright Tom Stoppard, musician Sting, singer Michael Stipe, actor Meryl Streep, actor Tilda Swinton, director Julie Taymor, actor Rachel Weisz, and artist Ai Weiwei.
Forward also highlights many of the prominent New York Times journalists that have brought TimesTalks to life, including photojournalist Lynsey Addario, chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, host of "The Daily" Michael Barbaro, executive editor Dean Baquet, Op-Ed columnist Frank Bruni, foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi, culture reporter Sopan Deb, fashion director Vanessa Friedman, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, science reporter Amy Harmon, investigative reporter Jodi Kantor, national editor Marc Lacey, financial journalist Michael Lewis, media columnist Jim Rutenberg, culture reporter Melena Ryzik, book critic Parul Sehgal, columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, investigative reporters Megan Twohey, and technology reporter Jenna Wortham.
French photographer Brigitte Lacombe is known for her influential and revelatory black and white portraiture. For over 40 years, she has created iconic and intimate photographs of many of the world's most celebrated artists, actors, politicians, and intellectuals. Her work has been exhibited at PHILLIPS Galleries, Sotheby's Gallery London, Qatar Museums, Shanghai Center of Photography, The Museum of the Moving Image NY, Paris Cinematheque, and Berlin's Deutsche Kinemathek. She has worked on the films of Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, Anthony Minghella, Spike Jonze, Bennett Miller, Lynne Ramsay, David Mamet, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sydney Pollack, Sam Mendes, and Michael Haneke, and others.
TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, pairs New York Times journalists with the most creative and seminal figures in the fields of film and theater, art, music, literature, innovation and fashion. In 2018, TimesTalks celebrated its 20th anniversary. For the past two decades, TimesTalks has provided a platform for engaging and spirited discourse among the most iconic and culturally relevant creative voices of our time, paying particular attention to those using the cultural arts as a lens for change. Some of the past features are Stephen Colbert, Denzel Washington, Grace Jones, Colson Whitehead Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan, Mark Ronson, Jennifer Lawrence, Jane Goodall, Anthony Bourdain, and many more.