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Inside the Aperture Spring Party

 Jeffrey Kane of LTI/ Lightside Photographic Services. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Jeffrey Kane of LTI/ Lightside Photographic Services. Photo by Max Mikulecky

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 springparty@aperture.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:

Espolon Tequila

Hotel Americano

LTI/ Lightside Photographic Services

Patrick McMullan Company

Pinch Food Design

Additional party photos are on www.patrickmcmullan.com.

Event co-chair and Aperture trustee Michael Hoeh with Steve Houck. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Event co-chair and Aperture trustee Michael Hoeh with Steve Houck. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Dublin and Gabrielle Wallace. Photo by Adair Ewin

Dublin and Gabrielle Wallace. Photo by Adair Ewin

Aperture Board of Trustees chair Cathy Kaplan with fellow Aperture trustees Jessica Nagle, James O'Shaughnessy, and Melissa O'Shaughnessy. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Aperture Board of Trustees chair Cathy Kaplan with fellow Aperture trustees Jessica Nagle, James O’Shaughnessy, and Melissa O’Shaughnessy. Photo by Max Mikulecky

The Cleveland Museum of Art's curator of photography Barbara Tannenbaum, guest of honor Penelope Umbrico, and photographer Simen Johan. Photo by Max Mikulecky

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s curator of photography Barbara Tannenbaum, guest of honor Penelope Umbrico, and photographer Simen Johan. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Photographer Hannah Whitaker and Aperture trustee David Solo. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Photographer Hannah Whitaker and Aperture trustee David Solo. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV. Photo by Anna Kamensky

Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV. Photo by Anna Kamensky

Tim Doody and guest. Photo by Adair Ewin

Tim Doody and guest. Photo by Adair Ewin

Angela Ledgerwood, Erin Allweiss, and Ella Marder. Photo by Adair Ewin

Angela Ledgerwood, Erin Allweiss, and Ella Marder. Photo by Adair Ewin

Liz Grover, Lori Grover, Josh Rosen, and Harrison Grover. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Liz Grover, Lori Grover, Josh Rosen, and Harrison Grover. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Gallerist Yancey Richardson with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston curators Karen Haas and Anne Havinga. Photo by Adair Ewin

Gallerist Yancey Richardson with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston curators Karen Haas and Anne Havinga. Photo by Adair Ewin

Spring Party guest with gallerist Lexing Zhang, and Aperture trustees Stuart Cooper and Rebecca Besson. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Spring Party guest with gallerist Lexing Zhang, and Aperture trustees Stuart Cooper and Rebecca Besson. Photo by Max Mikulecky

The Aperture Spring Party atmosphere. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Aperture Spring Party atmosphere. Photo by Max Mikulecky

Photographer Rose Marie Cromwell, Aperture magazine's managing editor Paula Kupfer, and Zara Katz. Photo by Adair Ewin

Photographer Rose Marie Cromwell, Aperture magazine’s managing editor Paula Kupfer, and Zara Katz. Photo by Adair Ewin

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