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Duane Michals, Narcissus, 1974. A handsome young man looks at his mirror image on a reflective table.

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June 19th, 2019
Duane Michals, Narcissus, 1974. A handsome young man looks at his mirror image on a reflective table.

Since the nineteenth century, photographers and writers have collaborated as equals—to varying degrees of success.

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  • Jun 19

    Young New York

    BAM Fisher

    321 Ashland Place

    Brooklyn ,NY

    Join Ethan James Green with three of his subjects and collaborators, Dara Allen, Marcs Goldberg, and Matt Holmes, for a wide-ranging discussion about beauty, portraiture, and the legacies of queer and trans representation fifty years after the Stonewall uprising. Moderated by Michael Schulman, arts and culture writer for The New Yorker and contributor to Young New York.

    Green’s first monograph, Young New York, presents a series of striking black-and-white portraits of the city’s queer scene-makers, and depicts a gloriously diverse cast of models, artists, designers, nightlife icons, and gender binary–flouting muses to the fashion world and beyond. Celebrated for his photography in Vanity FairVogue, and Another Man, for Young New York, Green photographed his close friends and community in the Lower East Side for over three years, and his humanist approach, inspired by Diane Arbus and August Sander, transcends the trends of the moment.

    Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    Ethan James Green moved to New York as a teenager to work as a model. Since becoming a photographer in his early twenties, he has been commissioned by publications such as Dazed & ConfusedRe-EditionLove Magazinei-DVanity Fair, and Vogue, and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, and Prada. His work from Young New York was first featured in and on the cover of Aperture magazine’s Winer 2017 issue, “Future Gender.”

    Dara Allen is a model based in New York. She made her debut with Marc Jacobs in 2017, and has appeared in ApertureDazed & Confusedi-DInterview, and Vogue. In 2018, she was awarded the Leading Light Award by Immigration Equality, the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.

    Marcs Goldberg is a frequent subject of and creative collaborator with Ethan James Green.

    Matt Holmes is a fashion editor and photographer based in Brooklyn.

    Michael Schulman writes about arts and culture for The New Yorker and is the author of Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep (2016).

  • Jun 22

    Free Zine Workshop with 8-Ball Community - Session Two

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.

  • Jun 28

    Museum Exhibition Tour

    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Parkway

    Brooklyn,NY

    Invitation Only

    Aperture’s Artist Book Committee invites members at the Benefactor Circle level ($2,500) and up to breakfast and a tour of Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha, led by Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography.

    9:00–9:30 a.m. Coffee and breakfast
    9:30 a.m. Private tour

    Liz Johnson Artur (b. 1964) is a Ghanaian-Russian photographer based in London. Her work documents the lives of black people from across the African diaspora. Dusha, the Russian word for “soul,” is Johnson Artur’s first solo museum exhibition. It primarily features a selection of photographic works, including photo “sketchbooks” and videos, that draw from her vast Black Balloon Archive. This includes some of her most iconic pictures from the past thirty years as well as new photographs, such as portraits of people associated with a monthly East London club night. A copious selection of the artist’s photographic sketchbooks highlights the ways in which she has organized and conceptualized her Archive since the early 1990s. Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha is curated by Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum.

    Not a Benefactor Circle MemberJoin today to receive an invitation for you and a guest to attend our June 28th breakfast and other events throughout the year. For further assistance, contact Kodie-Ann Walcott at 212.946.7108 or [email protected]

    The Aperture Artist Book Committee (ABC) is a group of patrons united by a commitment to the photobook’s evolving contribution to the photographic medium, a belief in its importance to contemporary photographic practice. The ABC facilitates the publication of books that do not otherwise have an obvious means of support. The committee holds voting meetings twice a year.

    Image: Liz Johnson Artur, Josephine, Peckham, 1995. Chromogenic photograph. Courtesy and © the artist

     

  • Jul 4

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019.

  • Jul 9

    Alice Proujansky: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Sep 2

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019

  • Sep 28 - Sep 29

    Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Finding Your Vision

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.

    Do you know where you’re going next with your photography–or where it’s taking you? This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. It also will help photographers figure out their next step photographically–from deepening their own unique vision, to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will be taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, a creative team who often edit projects and books together-including their new Aperture book, Brooklyn: The City Within.

  • Oct 14

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, October 14, 2019.

  • Oct 19 - Oct 20

    Drew Nikonowicz: Building Your Own 4x5 View Camera

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Join photographer Drew Nikonowicz for a two-day workshop intended for photographers interested in learning about large format photography, while building their own 4×5 – courtesy of Standard Cameras. This DIY approach will lead to a deeper understanding of image-making both inside and outside the camera. Regardless of your background, this workshop will leave you with all the knowledge and tools you need to successfully shoot with a large format camera. Drew founded Standard Cameras in 2018 as a platform to empower photographers everywhere to improve their skills through affordable equipment and valuable educational content.

    Participants will begin by assembling their own Standard 4×5 as a group, while familiarizing themselves with their new 4×5. After assembly is complete, they will have an opportunity to practice making photographs with both a standard film back and Polaroid film back. Large format is a slow process, which forces the user to focus on each image in a radically different way. With Drew’s guidance, participants will receive advice on how to approach image-making with large format through hands-on practice, and later discussions on compositional and conceptual considerations while shooting. Participants will take home a hand-made Standard 4×5, several Polaroid photographs, and information on large format equipment.

    Drew Nikonowicz (born in St. Louis, Missouri, 1993) earned a BFA degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016. His work employs analog photographic processes as well as computer simulations to deal with exploration and experience in contemporary culture. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Lenscratch Student Prize. In 2017 Nikonowicz completed a one-year residency at Fabrica Research Centre. He now lives and works in the United States in Saint Louis, Missouri as an artist and owner of the company Standard Cameras. His first photobook, This World and Others Like It, was co-published by Yoffy Press and Fw:Books in 2019.

  • Nov 27

    Gallery and Bookstore Close Early

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

  • Nov 28 - Dec 1

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

  • Dec 24

    Gallery and Bookstore Close Early

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Foundation Gallery and Bookstore will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

  • Dec 25 - Jan 2

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed for the Holidays starting December 25, 2019. We will reopen Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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