2011 BENEFIT, AUCTION, AND PATRONS’ WEEKEND

Aperture’s 2011 Benefit and Auction took place on October 17, and we were proud to honor Bruce Davidson, a Magnum Photos member and one of America’s most influential photographers; Gerhard Steidl, for his outstanding skill and craftsmanship as a printer and publisher; and Robert Anthoine, Aperture Chairman Emeritus, who has dedicated over thirty years to helping lead Aperture to prominence in the field of photographic publishing.
We are most thankful for our Benefit Cochairs Sondra Gilman, Susan Gutfreund, and Karl Lagerfeld; and our Auction Cochairs Cathy Kaplan, Anne Stark, and Severn Taylor, who made the event a success.

Preceding the Benefit, the Patrons’ Weekend offered special activities  including visits to the studios of Bruce Davidson, Doug and Mike StarnAndrew Moore, and Gail Albert Halaban; exclusive viewings of Celso  Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman’s and Donna Ricco and Tom Puls’s outstanding private collections; and a cocktail eception at the home of  Aperture Trustee John Gutfreund and his wife Susan Gutfreund.

2011 BENEFIT AND AUCTION  
Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot welcoming Benefit Honorees Gerhard Steidl, Robert Anthoine, and Bruce Davidson
Aperture Trustee and Auction Cochair Anne Stark, Aperture Chairman of the Board Celso Gonzalez-Falla, guests, Honorees Gerhard Steidl and Robert Anthoine, Benefit Cochair Sondra Gilman, and Honoree Bruce Davidson
   
Honoree Gerhard Steidl and Benefit Cochair Susan Gutfreund
Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Benefit Cochair Sondra Gilman
   
Aperture Vice Chairman and Auction Cochair Cathy Kaplan with Sharon Socol
Peter MacGill, Aperture Publisher Lesley A. Martin, Susan Paulsen, Mark Levine, and Aperture Trustee Fred Smith
   
Muna Rihani, Aperture Chairman Emeritus John H. Gutfreund, guest, and Benefit Cochair Susan Gutfreund
Robyn Stein, Jack Friedland and his wife Aperture Trustee Annette Friedland
   
Bruce Davidson, Rita and Robert Anthoine, and Celso Gonzalez-Falla
Judy Ellis Glickman and Howard Greenberg
   
Ann Ames, Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Harold Honickman, Peter MacGill, Lynne Honickman
Duncan Whyte, Honoree Gerhard Steidl, and Amina Lakhaney
   
Guest and Dana Orange
Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Chiu-Ti Jansen
   
Donna Ricco and Tom Puls
Muna Rihani and Benefit Cochair Susan Gutfreund
   
Alex Webb with Bruce and Emily Davidson
Peter Barberie, Yancey Richardson, and W.M. Hunt
   
Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot and Trustee Fred Smith 
Gary Schneider and Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla
   
Aperture Marketing & Events Manager Christina Caputo and Honoree Bruce Davidson
Vince Aletti, Yossi Milo, Julie Saul
   
Elizabeth Levine and Aperture Individual Giving Manager, Yseult Chehata
SNAP! Benefit Party Cochair Ken Triwush,Tony White, and Aperture Sales Manager Paul Colarusso 
   
Ricardo Brito and Maria Eduarda Santos Pereira
Thomas Holton, Sasha Wolf, Elinor Carucci, Michael Foley
   
Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Nikki Yektai
Gary Schneider, Steven Kasher, Chris Boot
   
Chris and Melissa Schoen
Ann Kaplan, Rosemarie Verderame, Marion Maienthau
   
SNAP! Benefit Party Cochairs Peter Berberian and Ken Triwush with Robin Rice
Honoree Bruce Davidson and Peter Barberie
   
Robert and Andrea Meislin
Marjolin Vencken, Alexandra Dieterink, Rifko Meier 
   
Aperture CFO Mary Colman St. John and Andrew Adelson
Robyn Stein with Jan and George Gruel
   
Robin Rice and Julie Saul
Linda Troeller in the center with guests
   
Aperture Exhibitions Manager Annette Booth and Work Scholar Rachel Loeb
At the Benefit Dinner & Live Auction
   
Aperture Vice Chairman and Auction Cochair Cathy Kaplan giving remarks
 
   
Joe Baio introducing Honoree Bruce Davidson
Honoree Gerhard Steidl receiving the award
   
Joe Baio and Honoree Bruce Davidson
Honoree Bruce Davidson receiving the award
   
Auctioneer Denise Bethel, Sotheby's Director of Photography Department
Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot introducing Honoree Gerhard Steidl
   
Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla introducing Honoree Robert Anthoine
Honoree Robert Anthoine receiving the award
   
   

BENEFIT PATRONS’ WEEKEND

 
Doug and Mike Starn's Studio Visit
Christopher Morin, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Doug Starn, and Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla
   
Doug and Mike Starn's Studio Visit
Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot with Lynne Honickman
   
Mike Starn, Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Benefit Cochair Sondra Gilman
Aperture Trustee Toni Dubrul, Mike Starn, and Marilyn Gilman
   
Herbert Kasper with Benefit Cochair Sondra Gilman
Aperture Trustee Annette Friedland and Jack Friedland with Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla 
   
Honoree Robert Anthoine with Rita Anthoine
 
   
Fred and Laura Bidwell at Donna Ricco and Tom Puls' private collection visit
Patrons at Donna Ricco and Tom Puls' private collection visit
   
Patrons at Donna Ricco and Tom Puls' private collection visit
Melanie Bennett, John McGovern, and Ann Kaplan 
   
Marilyn Gilman with Susan Sherrick, and Ellen Kaplowitz with Esa Epstein on the left
Aperture Trustee Anne Stark with Rita Anthoine, and Tom Puls on the back
   
Andrew Moore Studio Visit
Andrew Moore at his studio
   
Andrew Moore Studio Visit
Andrew Moore Studio Visit
   
Gail Albert Halaban with Patrons at her studio
Gail Albert Halaban with Patrons at her studio
   
Gail Albert Halaban with Helen Nitkin, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Sondra Gilman
Gail Albert Halaban Studio Visit
   
Bruce Davidson at his studio
Bruce Davidson with Christopher Morin and Melanie Bennett
   
Bruce Davidson Studio Visit
Susan Danly and Melanie Bennett at Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman's private collection visit
   
Benefit Cochair Sondra Gilman and Lynne Honickman
Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman's private collection visit
   
Aperture Benefit Cochair and Cocktail Reception Host Susan Gutfreund with Honoree Bruce Davidson and Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla 
Michael Hoeh with Aperture Publisher Lesley A. Martin at John and Susan Gutfreund's cocktail reception
   
Aperture Vice Chairman and Auction Cochair Cathy Kaplan with Wendy Goldstein 
Laura and Fred Bidwell with Ellen Kaplowitz 
   
Aperture Trustee Toni Dubrul and Barbara Goodbody
Aperture Chairman Emeritus John Gutfreund and Muna Rihani on the right
   
Renwick Martin, George Gruel, and Judy Ellis Glickman
Susanna Singer, Joan Berkowitz, and Helen Nitkin
   
TS Chong, Senator Lautenberg, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, and Guest 
Honoree Robert Anthoine and Rita Anthoine with John Donnelly
   
Donna Ricco and Herbert Kasper at John and Susan Gutfreund's cocktail reception
Keith Yoo and Joan Parker at John and Susan Gutfreund's cocktail reception
   
Aperture Director of Sales & Marketing Kellie McLaughlin with Tony White
Patrons at John and Susan Gutfreund's cocktail reception
   

We look forward to seeing you next year and for newcomers, please sign up here to be notified about our 2012 Benefit and Auction

All images © Elliot Black