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The Biennale Embracing Fear and Ambiguity in Photography

February 12th, 2020

Ahead of an ambitious exhibition in Germany, curator David Campany speaks about the lives of images.

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  • Feb 25

    Dana Lixenberg and Lesley A. Martin in Conversation


    202 Bowery

    New York,NY


    Aperture Members at the Friend ($250) level and above are invited to GRIMM gallery for an exclusive event surrounding the exhibition  Dana Lixenburg: American Images. Doors open at 6:30 p.m and a Q&A session with artist Dana Lixenberg and Lesley A. Martin, creative director of Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review, will begin at 7:00 p.m.

    Not an Aperture Member? Become one today to receive an invitation to this Member event and participate in other educational gatherings year round!

    Lixenberg has the ability to capture her subjects in profound moments of temporal being; in doing so, she engages in analytical scrutiny without imposing judgement. The artist’s subtle and sophisticated feel for color and her sensitivity for capturing the finest indications and details of human expression are striking in each of her portraits. 

    The exhibition is dedicated to Lixenberg’s dear friend, George Pitts (1951–2017), photographer, painter, educator and writer. As the legendary founding Director of Photography at Vibe magazine, he was the first in the United States to publish a portfolio of her Imperial Courts series, in 1993. Many of the portraits included in this exhibition were commissioned by Pitts in the nineties, during his tenure at the magazine, which helped jumpstart Lixenberg’s editorial career. 

    Dana Lixenberg (1964, Amsterdam, NL) is a Dutch photographer and filmmaker who has photographed for publications such as the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, and Newsweek, while working on long-term personal projects focusing on individuals and communities on the margins of society. American Images comprises a selection of portraits of American icons who have been instrumental in shaping today’s popular culture.

    Lesley A. Martin is creative director at Aperture and publisher of The PhotoBook Review, a newsprint journal dedicated to the evolving conversation surrounding the photobook. Her writing on photography has been published widely, and she has edited over seventy-five books of photography. She has curated several exhibitions of photography, and in 2015, she was named a visiting critic to the Yale MFA Photography program.

  • Mar 4

    Beyond the Shadows: Judy Glickman Lauder with Chris Boot

    The Society of the Four Arts, Dixon Education Building

    100 Four Arts Plaza

    Palm Beach ,FL

    Please join photographer, philanthropist, and humanitarian Judy Glickman Lauder and Chris Boot, executive director at Aperture, for a lecture with Q&A on her photography, methods, and life-changing photographic experiences, followed by a book signing of Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception.

    Glickman Lauder says of her work: “My images are meaningful to me. They all tell a story. I have tried to be open and intuitive in my work, using simple equipment and allowing myself to be guided by what presents itself—a momentary reflection, a shaft of light appearing mysteriously.”

    See here for more information and to purchase tickets.

  • Mar 5 - Mar 9

    Aperture at The Armory Show

    Pier 90 & 94

    711 12th Ave

    New York,NY

    Visit Aperture in the Not-For-Profit section at The Armory Show, the largest art fair in New York. Aperture will present selections from our limited-edition photographs program, and copies of Aperture’s recent book titles and Aperture magazine will be available for purchase.

    See here for more information and to purchase tickets.

  • Mar 5 - Mar 8

    SPE Annual Conference 2020

    The Westin Galleria

    5060 West Alabama Street


    Visit Aperture at booth #5 at the Exhibits Fair during the 2020 Society for Photographic Education’s annual conference in Houston. Focusing on the theme “20/20 Vision,” this year’s conference explores photography’s role at this turning point in history and how it might best be used to respond to the current moment. Aperture will present a new issue of the magazine (#238 “House & Home”), as well as our latest books, including new titles in The Photography Workshop Series and classic and perennial best sellers.

    Friday, March 6: signing with Zackary Drucker in the Galleria Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.

    Magazine signing with Zackary Drucker following her keynote address: “Transforming the Gaze: An Approach to Queer Creative Practice” at 5:30 p.m.
    Aperture magazine issues featuring Drucker’s work: #229 “Future Gender” (guest editor) and #235 “Orlando” (featured portfolio)

    Saturday, March 7: Teaching Visual Literacy: Aperture On Sight, Plaza I at 11:00 a.m.

    Alice Proujansky will present the Aperture On Sight curriculum, illustrating ways to decode and encode images, and interpret photographs using flexible, engaging inquiry techniques that make material accessible to middle and high school students. Immediately following, there will be a book signing of Go Photo! An Activity Book for Kids (Aperture, 2016) at Aperture’s booth #5 in the Exhibits Fair.


    Ticketing information for the SPE Annual Conference is available here.


  • Mar 21

    Princeton University Art Museum Tour and Semiannual Benefactor Luncheon

    Princeton University Art Museum

    Elm Drive


    Members of the Benefactor Circle and up are invited to join Aperture and Katherine A. Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, for a tour of LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum. Following the exhibition tour, Jim and Valerie McKinney invite you to join the exhibition curator for a lunch reception at Agricola Eatery.

    To RSVP or for more information please contact: [email protected]

    Not a Benefactor Circle MemberJoin the Benefactor Circle today to receive an invitation to tour LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography at the Princeton Art Museum as well as other special gatherings year round!

    From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War, the vast majority of the photographs printed and consumed in the United States appeared on the pages of illustrated magazines. Offering an in-depth look at the photography featured in LIFE magazine throughout its weekly run from 1936 to 1972, this exhibition examines how the magazine’s use of images fundamentally shaped the modern idea of photography in the United States. The work of photographers such as Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Dandridge, Gordon Parks, and W. Eugene Smith is explored in the context of the creative and editorial structures at Life. Drawing on unprecedented access to LIFE magazine’s picture and paper archives, as well as photographers’ archives, the exhibition presents an array of materials, including caption files, contact sheets, and shooting scripts, that shed new light on the collaborative process behind many now-iconic images and photo-essays.

    Image credit: J. R. Eyerman, (American, 1906–1985) Audience watches movie wearing 3-D spectacles, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Museum of Fine  Arts, Boston, The Howard Greenberg Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust. © 1952 The Picture Collection Inc. All rights reserved. Photograph Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Apr 2 - Apr 5

    LA Art Book Fair

    The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    152 North Central Avenue

    Los Angeles,CA

    Visit Aperture at the 2020 LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, California.

    Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), initiated in 2013, is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. The two fairs are the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. See here for more information.

    Saturday, April 4

    3:00 p.m. – Aperture Conversation with Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Wassan Al-Khudhairi

    Aperture presents Paul Mpagi Sepuya in conversation with Wassan Al-Khudhairi at the LA Art Book Fair to celebrate the forthcoming book Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

  • Apr 2 - Apr 5

    Paris Photo New York

    Pier 94

    12th Avenue

    New York,

    Visit Aperture at the inaugural Paris Photo New York, presented with the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). More information coming soon.

    See here for more information and to purchase tickets.

  • Apr 4

    Paul Mpagi Sepuya with Wassan Al-Khudhairi

    The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA

    152 N. Central Avenue

    Los Angeles,California

    Aperture presents Paul Mpagi Sepuya in conversation with Wassan Al-Khudhairi at the LA Art Book Fair to celebrate the forthcoming book Paul Mpagi Sepuya. While photobooks have always been a part of Sepuya’s career, Paul Mpagi Sepuya is the first publication of his work to be released widely. The book is copublished with the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, of which Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the chief curator.

    This conversation will take place in the Classroom. For more information about the fair see here.

  • Apr 14

    Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Dashwood

    Dashwood Books

    33 Bond Street, A

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture for a book signing of Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Dashwood Books in SoHo. The book is copublished with the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and features an interview between chief curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.


  • May 14 - May 17

    Photo London 2020

    Somerset House



    Visit Aperture at Photo London 2020 at Somerset House. Aperture will present a selection of new titles, best sellers, signed and rare books, and new limited-edition prints.

    More information coming soon.