May 6th, 2015
Inside the Aperture Spring Party
The Aperture Spring Party: Moving Mountains drew more than 250 guests to the Aperture Foundation in Chelsea, New York on Friday, April 17 during the AIPAD Photography Show New York.
Aperture teamed up with photographer Penelope Umbrico (Range, Aperture 2014 and Penelope Umbrico: Photographs, Aperture 2011) to offer party attendees a unique, signed photograph from Umbrico’s Moving Mountains series.
Aperture published Umbrico’s first monograph in 2011, and this recent series takes the Aperture Masters of Photography Series as a jumping-off point, which Umbrico rephotographed using various camera apps and filters, re-rendering classic works by the likes of Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo as almost entirely different images. (The series was recently featured in the New York Times Magazine’s new photography column by Teju Cole.) The event was co-chaired by Aperture trustees Elaine Goldman and Michael Hoeh, and featured a DJ set by Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV.
Prints from Umbrico’s 2015 Moving Mountains limited-edition series are available for purchase on Artsy. Print sale proceeds help to support all of Aperture Foundation’s free and low-cost public events and education programs as well as publishing a diverse roster of photobooks and internationally touring exhibitions. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 946-7103/7146.
Umbrico’s exhibition Shallow Sun is currently on view through October 25, 2015 at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
The Aperture Spring Party was generously supported by lead sponsor Stribling. Additional event support was provided by:
Additional party photos are on www.patrickmcmullan.com.