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William Christenberry, Processing, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 1966

William Christenberry, Poet of the Ordinary (1936–2016)

December 2nd, 2016
William Christenberry, Processing, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 1966

Aperture remembers the life of the Southern photographer, whose work evokes the power of passing time.

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  • Nov 30 - Dec 4

    UNTITLED

    UNTITLED.

    Ocean Drive and 12th Street

    Miami Beach,Florida

    Visit Aperture Foundation at Booth C20 at UNTITLED, Miami Beach, an international art fair that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Founded in 2012, UNTITLED’s curatorial team invites gallaries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions to come together in an architecturally designed venue on the beach.

    For more information and ticketing visit art-untitled.com.

  • Dec 3

    W.M. Hunt: Talking Pictures

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Dec 5

    Bruce Davidson at Strand

    The Strand

    828 Broadway & 12th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture and the Strand present Bruce Davidson in conversation with Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs for Christie’s and co-author of Publish Your Photography Book. Davidson will discuss his latest collection, Survey.

    This survey, created in conjunction with an exhibition at Fundación Mapfre in Spain, focuses on the work that has made Davidson one of the most influential documentary photographers to this day. In addition to his civil rights series and his work in Harlem, the book includes Davidson’s well-known series Brooklyn Gang, Subway, and Central Park. The book also highlights more recent projects, such as his explorations of Paris and Los Angeles landscapes.

    For more information, visit www.strandbooks.com

    Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is an award-winning photographer whose career spans nearly sixty years. He became a member of Magnum Photos in 1958, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1967 and 1980, the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography in 2004, and a Gold Medal of Honor Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club in 2007. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and Aperture Foundation, New York.

  • Dec 10

    Exhibition Preview and Member Lunch

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    OPEN TO ALL APERTURE MEMBERS

    Not an Aperture Member? Join today to attend this event and others throughout the year.

    Aperture Members are invited to enjoy a special lunch and exhibition preview for In Asmara, with photographs by Eli Durst, 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner, and the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist.

    1:00–3:00 p.m. Member lunch and refreshments generously provided by

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    1:30 p.m. Exhibition walk-through with Eli Durst and Aperture creative director, Lesley A. Martin

    Also happening on December 10:

    3:00–5:00 p.m. Holiday book sale and signing extravaganza with artists such as Walter Chandoha, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, Elliott Erwitt, Phyllis Galembo, Penelope Umbrico, and more!

    Aperture Members get 30% off their favorite titles.

    5:00–7:00 p.m. In Asmara opening reception with Eli Durst, 2016 Portfolio Prize Winner

     

    In Asmara:
    For his project In Asmara, Durst traveled to Eritrea’s capital, famed for the world’s largest collection of modernist buildings. Captivated by the cinematic street life, however, he turned his camera to hidden details and chronicled the East African city in silvery duotone.

     

    The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards:
    Initiated in November 2011,The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. This exhibition includes the shortlisted titles, in the categories of First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

     

     

    Image: Eli Durst, Photographer, 2015; from the series In Asmara. Courtesy the artist.

  • Dec 10

    Holiday Signing Extravaganza

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture Foundation for our Holiday Signing Extravaganza! A holiday celebration featuring an all-day book sale and special book signings from artists such as Walter Chandoha, Jeff Chien–Hsing Liao, Elliott Erwitt, Phyllis Galembo, Penelope Umbrico, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and more!

    Signing schedule coming soon!

  • Dec 10

    Eli Durst: 2016 Portfolio Prize Winner

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture Foundation for the opening reception of the 2016 Portfolio Prize Winner Eli Durst. For his project, In Asmara, Durst traveled to Eritrea’s capital, famed for the world’s largest collection of modernist buildings. Captivated by the cinematic street life, however, he turned his camera to hidden details and chronicled the East African city in silvery duotone.

    Eli Durst (born in Austin, TX, 1989) graduated with a BA from Wesleyan University in 2011, where he majored in American studies and French studies. He then moved to New York, where he worked as an assistant to photographer Joel Meyerowitz and at the fine-art printing studio Griffin Editions. Durst earned an MFA in photography at the Yale School of Art in 2016.

    Aperture’s exhibitions are funded, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Charina Endowment Fund, 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.

     

     

    Image: Photographer, 2015, from the series In Asmara. Courtesy the artist.

  • Dec 23

    Gallery and Bookstore closing at 2pm

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Dec 24 - Jan 2

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Feb 9 - Feb 12

    San Francisco Patron Trip

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    Join or renew as a Patron Member today to receive your invitation for this trip and other exclusive events throughout the year.

    Aperture Foundation’s San Francisco Patron Weekend itinerary includes highlights such as curator-led exhibition tours of SFMoMA and Pier 24, as well as special visits to see private collections and artist studios.

    Our trip to San Francisco is offered to Aperture Trustees or Members at the Patron Circle ($1,000) level or above, with a supplemental registration fee for meals and hotel accommodation.

    For more information or to request the trip itinerary, please contact egrillo@aperture.org or 212.946.7103. Space is very limited.

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