Masquerade
Photographs by Phyllis Galembo

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  © Phyllis Galembo Masquerade is a survey of over two decades of work documenting masquerade events, including the best of Galembo’s works from Africa and the African Diaspora as well as never-before-exhibited photographs from Mexico and India. Galembo’s vibrant photographs probe the questions of the evolution and survival of “traditional” mask-making practices in societies pressured by the effects of colonialism, secularization, Christianity, and Islam. In Africa, they portray participants in events ranging from a coming-of-age ritual for boys in Zambia to a Fancy Dress Festival in Ghana in which masqueraders parade as Santas, cowboys, matadors, and other everyday types….

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Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête

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  © Mickalene Thomas; courtesy the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Description: Mickalene Thomas, known for her large-scale, multi-textured, and rhinestone-encrusted paintings of domestic interiors and portraits, has also identified the photographic image as a defining touchstone for her practice. Thomas first began to photograph herself and her mother as a student at Yale—a pivotal experience for her as an artist. While working across multiple series, much of her photographic work functions as a personal act of deconstruction and reappropriation— both of images she has created herself and images she…

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In Good Time
Photographs by Doug DuBois

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Doug DuBois approaches his work slowly, engaging in long-term photographic projects and telling stories. Some are specific, but like all good stories, they resonate with viewers in a myriad of personal and intimate ways. The Hermès Foundation and Aperture Foundation are pleased to present the exhibition In Good Time, the first mid-career survey of DuBois’ photographs, curated by Cory Jacobs. Family is a recurring theme in DuBois’ work. For his first and longest series, All the Days and Nights, which spanned more than twenty years, he photographed his own. Beginning in 1984, he traced the complicated and nuanced relationships that…

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Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico

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All images: © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos La Calle brings together nearly thirty years of photography by Alex Webb, created from 1978 to 2007 in Mexico City and the surrounding states, villages, and cities. Webb frequently credits the landscapes and cityscapes of Mexico for prompting his shift to color photography. He worked intensely on the U.S.–Mexico border and in the densely populated capital city through the early 1980s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls “Mexicanism—delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve.” In La Calle, Webb presents a celebration of the street, taken in a vibrant,…

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Hiroji Kubota Photographer

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With a career spanning over fifty years, Magnum photographer Hiroji Kubota has spent his life traveling extensively and documenting the world around him. From his coverage of the Black Panther Party in the mid 1960s, to his incomparable access to North Korea, Kubota has prolifically captured the histories of diverse cultures throughout the world. Rooted in his experience of Japan, ravaged by destruction and famine at the end of World War II, Kubota’s work is characterized by a desire to find beauty and honor in human experience. The exhibition includes his many extended trips to China, Burma, the U.S., North…

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Aperture: Photographs

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Description: Aperture was originally conceived, in 1952, to promote the appreciation of the art of photography. At first it published just Aperture magazine, but in the mid-1960s the Foundation launched both its book program and a limited-edition print program, as part of and in support of its publishing activities—becoming the leading American photography publisher of its generation. This exhibition tells the story of the evolution of the Foundation, through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs made over a period of fifty years. In the process, it charts the evolution of photography itself. The need for a…

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The Photographer’s Playdate
A day-long program of interactive activities

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  Installation images from the Exploratorium in San Fransisco Description: In response to the publication The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas, Aperture Foundation has designed a day-long program of interactive activities to engage your community in the playfulness of photography. Initially produced at Aperture Gallery in New York City and at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, The Photographer’s Playdate can be mounted as a community-based event by organizations ranging from small photography clubs to larger museums and art centers. The program is designed for the general public and suitable for all ages and abilities. This is the perfect opportunity for…

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James Mollison
Playground

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Description: James Mollison’s exhibition, Playground, influenced by his own experiences being bullied in the schoolyard, gives us an international look at children at play. These photographs are from rich and poor schools with vastly different resource levels in countries including Bhutan, Bolivia, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Norway, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. The photographs are accompanied by extended captions that tell of the conditions specific to each school. Where some children are in classrooms so crowded that they need to climb over desks to move, others play in palace gardens. The comparison invites us…

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Mary Ellen Mark
Tiny: Streetwise Revisited

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Description: In 1983, Mary Ellen Mark began a project called Streetwise. Five years later, it became a poignant document of a fiercely independent group of homeless and troubled youth who made their way on the streets of Seattle as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers, and small-time drug dealers. Streetwise introduced several unforgettable children, including Tiny (her street name; her given name is Erin), who dreamed of a horse farm, diamonds and furs, and a baby of her own. Since meeting Tiny thirty years ago, Mark continued to photograph her, creating what became one of Mark’s most significant and long-term projects. Tiny: Streetwise…

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