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Inside Aperture’s Semiannual Benefactor Luncheon with Denise Wolff

June 27th, 2017
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An afternoon exploring the rich history of food photography as seen in Aperture’s “Feast for the Eyes.”

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  • Jul 1

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Jul 4

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Jul 8

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Jul 11

    What do you see? Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography, Grades 6 – 12

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    This July, we are offering a four-session professional development course through ASPDP for New York City Educators. To register for this class, please visit the ASPDP website. Please note, you must register through ASPDP in order to receive P-credit for the course. Registration ends July 10.

    Dates: July 11, 13, 18, and 20th
    (This is one class that meets four times)

    Course Description:

    Aperture On Sight visual literacy trainer Alice Proujansky — a professional photographer and trained arts educator — will lead educators through adapting Aperture’s twenty-session visual literacy and photography curriculum to their students’ needs. Participants will decode and encode images, learning how to interpret photographs using flexible, engaging inquiry techniques that make material accessible to students. The curriculum has been successfully tested with a wide range of students, including English Language Learners, college-bound art students, and sixth graders with no previous experience.

    Using readings from Visual Thinking Strategies, Responsive Classroom, Paulo Freire, and Paul Berger, we will understand the ways that images communicate, how students can infuse their own photographs with meaning, and ways to move beyond art history lectures toward truly thoughtful interpretative conversations that encourage students to make personal connections with visual imagery. Participants will do several of Aperture’s hands-on photography and photobook-making lessons, using cameras and visual games to understand the student experience.

    Educators will practice leading image interpretation conversations with students, overcoming technical concerns, and photobook-making. The trainer will also observe and give feedback on visual literacy teaching. Topics include Collaborative Portraiture, Different Kinds of Truth, Metaphor, Context Case Study, and Mind Mapping.

    Register here.

  • Jul 13

    What do you see? Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography, Grades 6 – 12

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    This July, we are offering a four-session professional development course through ASPDP for New York City Educators. To register for this class, please visit the ASPDP website. Please note, you must register through ASPDP in order to receive P-credit for the course. Registration ends July 10.

    Dates: July 11, 13, 18, and 20th
    (This is one class that meets four times)

    Course Description:

    Aperture On Sight visual literacy trainer Alice Proujansky — a professional photographer and trained arts educator — will lead educators through adapting Aperture’s twenty-session visual literacy and photography curriculum to their students’ needs. Participants will decode and encode images, learning how to interpret photographs using flexible, engaging inquiry techniques that make material accessible to students. The curriculum has been successfully tested with a wide range of students, including English Language Learners, college-bound art students, and sixth graders with no previous experience.

    Using readings from Visual Thinking Strategies, Responsive Classroom, Paulo Freire, and Paul Berger, we will understand the ways that images communicate, how students can infuse their own photographs with meaning, and ways to move beyond art history lectures toward truly thoughtful interpretative conversations that encourage students to make personal connections with visual imagery. Participants will do several of Aperture’s hands-on photography and photobook-making lessons, using cameras and visual games to understand the student experience.

    Educators will practice leading image interpretation conversations with students, overcoming technical concerns, and photobook-making. The trainer will also observe and give feedback on visual literacy teaching. Topics include Collaborative Portraiture, Different Kinds of Truth, Metaphor, Context Case Study, and Mind Mapping.

    Register here.

  • Jul 13

    Member Preview of the 2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Not an Aperture Member? Join Aperture’s membership program to get closer to the best in photography.

    Aperture Members are cordially invited to a special exhibition preview and reception on Thursday, July 13 for the 2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom.

    5:30-7:00 p.m. – Member preview and reception
    6:00 p.m. – Introductions by Chris Boot, Aperture’s executive director, and Wyatt Gallery, For Freedoms
    7:00-8:30 p.m. – Open to the public

    Curated by For Freedoms, this year’s exhibition offers a photographic response to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The photographers and image-makers selected for inclusion each address these issues in their work in varying ways. By bringing them together, we aim to open up a dialogue about the nature and necessity of political action, the language and means by which we critique and produce avenues for sustainable change, and the relationship of photography to these issues.

    In the hands of some of the photographers presented in this exhibition, the camera serves as a mirror, reflecting on the stark limitations that make social inequality visible. In others, the camera serves as a tool of liberation—for the body and the mind, and from personal and ecological danger, social constructs, and political limitations. The selection demonstrates how the democratic nature of photography can serve as a vehicle for diverse perspectives to visualize social problems, spark dialogue, and transform assumptions. For many, freedom may be an illusion, but the photographers here are committed to mapping new aspects of this critical terrain—identifying a trail, pointing out dangers along the way—and ever aiming toward the light.

    Click here for a list of participating photographers.

    About the Aperture Summer Open
    The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery that features a wide variety of work drawn from members of our photographic community. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.

    Aperture’s exhibitions are funded, in part, with support from the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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  • Jul 13

    2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join us for the opening reception of the 2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom. Curated by For Freedoms, this year’s exhibition offers a photographic response to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The photographers and image-makers selected for inclusion each address these issues in their work in varying ways. By bringing them together, we aim to open up a dialogue about the nature and necessity of political action, the language and means by which we critique and produce avenues for sustainable change, and the relationship of photography to these issues.

    In the hands of some of the photographers presented in this exhibition, the camera serves as a mirror, reflecting on the stark limitations that make social inequality visible. In others, the camera serves as a tool of liberation—for the body and the mind, and from personal and ecological danger, social constructs, and political limitations. The selection demonstrates how the democratic nature of photography can serve as a vehicle for diverse perspectives to visualize social problems, spark dialogue, and transform assumptions. For many, freedom may be an illusion, but the photographers here are committed to mapping new aspects of this critical terrain—identifying a trail, pointing out dangers along the way—and ever aiming toward the light.

    Click here for a list of participating photographers.

    About the Aperture Summer Open
    Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery that features a wide variety of work drawn from members of our photographic community. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.

    Aperture’s exhibitions are also funded, in part, with support from the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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  • Jul 18

    What do you see? Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography, Grades 6 – 12

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    This July, we are offering a four-session professional development course through ASPDP for New York City Educators. To register for this class, please visit the ASPDP website. Please note, you must register through ASPDP in order to receive P-credit for the course. Registration ends July 10.

    Dates: July 11, 13, 18, and 20th
    (This is one class that meets four times)

    Course Description:

    Aperture On Sight visual literacy trainer Alice Proujansky — a professional photographer and trained arts educator — will lead educators through adapting Aperture’s twenty-session visual literacy and photography curriculum to their students’ needs. Participants will decode and encode images, learning how to interpret photographs using flexible, engaging inquiry techniques that make material accessible to students. The curriculum has been successfully tested with a wide range of students, including English Language Learners, college-bound art students, and sixth graders with no previous experience.

    Using readings from Visual Thinking Strategies, Responsive Classroom, Paulo Freire, and Paul Berger, we will understand the ways that images communicate, how students can infuse their own photographs with meaning, and ways to move beyond art history lectures toward truly thoughtful interpretative conversations that encourage students to make personal connections with visual imagery. Participants will do several of Aperture’s hands-on photography and photobook-making lessons, using cameras and visual games to understand the student experience.

    Educators will practice leading image interpretation conversations with students, overcoming technical concerns, and photobook-making. The trainer will also observe and give feedback on visual literacy teaching. Topics include Collaborative Portraiture, Different Kinds of Truth, Metaphor, Context Case Study, and Mind Mapping.

    Register here.

  • Jul 18

    Aperture Live: Platform Africa

    Autograph ABP

    Rivington Place

    London,

    Celebrate the launch of Aperture magazine’s summer 2017 issue, “Platform Africa”, with artists Malala Andrialavidrazana and Zineb Sedira and curator Zoe Whitley in discussion with Aperture’s managing editor Brendan Wattenberg.

    For ticketing and further information, click here.

    “Platform Africa” takes an in-depth look at the dynamic spaces that have shaped conversations about photography in Africa for the last twenty-five years—the biennials, experimental art spaces, and educational workshops in which artists and audiences interact with photography

    The issue is edited in collaboration with Bisi Silva, founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria; John Fleetwood, former head of Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop and current director of Photo:, a new African initiative; and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of the online magazine Contemporary And.

    Malala Andrialavidrazana was born in Madagascar in 1971. Originally trained as an architect, she turned to photography in the early 2000s, and has exhibited at such platforms as the Bamako Biennale and Addis Foto Fest. Her series Echoes (from Indian Ocean) (2011–13) considers the intimate spaces and diverse communities of the Indian Ocean region in Madagascar, India, South Africa, and Reunion. Figures, Andrialavidrazana’s latest work, featured in Aperture, combines historical maps, currency, and images of African icons from Nefertiti to Mobutu Sese Seko, alluding to the histories of cartography, globalization, and cultural exchange.

    Zineb Sedira was born in Paris in 1963 to Algerian parents and has lived and worked in London since 1986. Over the last two decades, she has become an advocate for artists in Algeria, where, in 2011, she started aria, an international artist residency program. Sedira’s work in photography and video concerns the interrogational stories of the North African Diaspora, her family’s experience during the Algerian War of Independence, and African migrants seeking passage to Europe. Her work has been exhibited internationally and will be featured in solo exhibitions at the Sharjah Art Foundation (2018) and Jeu de Paume (2019).

    Zoe Whitley is Curator, International Art, at Tate. She oversees the development of the artists’ film program at Tate Britain, such as Transform: Artists’ FilmArtists Beyond Film (2014). Since 2014 her role also has included work at Tate Modern, where she co-wrote Tate’s revised Africa acquisitions strategy and researches contemporary artists and art practices from the African continent and the African diaspora. Whitley is co-curator, with Mark Godfrey, of the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern in summer 2017.

    Brendan Wattenberg is the managing editor of Aperture magazine. Formerly the director of exhibitions at The Walther Collection in New York, he has contributed essays and interviews to NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Another Africa, Contemporary And, and Aperture’s PhotoBook Review and is the editor of the photobook François-Xavier Gbré: The Past is a Foreign Country. Wattenberg has served on the jury for the Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2016) and the Changjiang International Photography and Video Art Biennale in Chongqing, China (2017).

    Image: Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1838, Atlas Élémentaire, 2015. Courtesy the artist; Afronova, Johannesburg; Kehrer Galerie, Berlin; and 50Golborne, London

  • Jul 19

    Member Tour of Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame

    The Rubin Museum of Art

    150 W 17th Street

    New York,NY

    Invitation Only

    Aperture Members at the Friend level or above are invited to an exhibition tour of Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame at The Rubin Museum of Art led by Beth Citron, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

    India in Full Frame presents sixty-nine photographs by the pioneering photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, including scenes of political upheaval, the final moments in Mahatma Gandhi’s life, and everyday people in Cartier-Bresson’s “street photography” style that has influenced generations of artists.

    Not an Aperture Member? Become a Member at the Friend level today and receive an invitation to this event, as well as invitations to similar gatherings year round!

    India in Full Frame is organized in collaboration with Magnum Photos and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

    Image: Street photographer in the old city, Delhi, India, 1966 © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

  • Jul 20

    What do you see? Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography, Grades 6 – 12

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    This July, we are offering a four-session professional development course through ASPDP for New York City Educators. To register for this class, please visit the ASPDP website. Please note, you must register through ASPDP in order to receive P-credit for the course. Registration ends July 10.

    Dates: July 11, 13, 18, and 20th
    (This is one class that meets four times)

    Course Description:

    Aperture On Sight visual literacy trainer Alice Proujansky — a professional photographer and trained arts educator — will lead educators through adapting Aperture’s twenty-session visual literacy and photography curriculum to their students’ needs. Participants will decode and encode images, learning how to interpret photographs using flexible, engaging inquiry techniques that make material accessible to students. The curriculum has been successfully tested with a wide range of students, including English Language Learners, college-bound art students, and sixth graders with no previous experience.

    Using readings from Visual Thinking Strategies, Responsive Classroom, Paulo Freire, and Paul Berger, we will understand the ways that images communicate, how students can infuse their own photographs with meaning, and ways to move beyond art history lectures toward truly thoughtful interpretative conversations that encourage students to make personal connections with visual imagery. Participants will do several of Aperture’s hands-on photography and photobook-making lessons, using cameras and visual games to understand the student experience.

    Educators will practice leading image interpretation conversations with students, overcoming technical concerns, and photobook-making. The trainer will also observe and give feedback on visual literacy teaching. Topics include Collaborative Portraiture, Different Kinds of Truth, Metaphor, Context Case Study, and Mind Mapping.

    Register here.

  • Aug 23 - Aug 27

    Rick Sands: Breaking the Light Barrier

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY