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  • Mar 20

    Book Launch - Matthew Porter: The Heights

    Dashwood Books

    33 Bond St.

    New York,

    Please join us in celebrating Matthew Porter’s new monograph with Aperture, The Heights, at Dashwood Books.

  • Mar 26

    Artist Talk: Matthew Porter

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

     

    Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design, of The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with Matthew Porter. Join us for a night discussing Porter’s forthcoming book, The Heights, a portfolio of twenty-five images of vintage cars, captured in midair as they careen over city streets and highway intersections. Each photograph is a freeze-frame­ – a hypothetical film still from a pulp-fiction chase scene. The images form a hybrid of hyperreality and studied, topographic description, part bittersweet nostalgia and part ironic reinvention of a classic American trope. Within his diverse interests as an image-maker, Porter has returned time and again to photographing these cars, as a kind of punctuation of his practice.

     

    Matthew Porter (born in State College, Pennsylvania, 1975) is a graduate of Bard College and of the ICP-Bard MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, New York. His work was included in Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015), and his first book, Archipelago, was published in 2015. Porter’s work is represented by M+B, Los Angeles, and Invisible-Exports, New York. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

    Image: Matthew Porter, Airport Road, 2009; from Matthew Porter: The Heights (Aperture, 2019)
    © Matthew Porter

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees; our Members and other individuals; corporate and private foundations, including the Grace Jones Richardson Trust and the Jane Smith Turner Foundation; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

  • Mar 27

    Book Launch: My Tiny Atlas: Our World Through Your Eyes

    Aperture Foundation

    547 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join Tiny Atlas Quarterly at Aperture Foundation for the launch of their new book, My Tiny Atlas: Our World Through Your Eyes, published by Ten Speed Press and Penguin Random House. Featuring over 130 contributors, including photos by author Emily Nathan, the book takes readers to every continent, fifty countries, and all corners of the world, from Paris and Buenos Aires to the Arctic Circle and Tanzania. Visually exploring new destinations with an intimate, insider’s view, the book focuses not on the usual monuments and tourist attractions, but on the real people, mouthwatering food, bustling streets, epic views, and architectural gems that make us feel what it’s like to truly be in another place.

     

    The evening will kick off with a panel discussion between Tiny Atlas founder and author Emily Nathan, Adobe’s Principal of Creative Services and Visual Trends Brenda Milis, and Aperture Foundation Executive Director Chris Boot. They will be discussing the new book, My Tiny Atlas, as well as current visual trends in photography. Following this panel, there will be a short reception to celebrate the launch of the book.

     

    On display will be images selected from the Tiny Atlas Instagram contest #mytinyatlasMANIFEST, with prints donated by Social Print Studio.

     

     

    Tiny Atlas Quarterly, helmed by founder Emily Nathan and photo director Deb Hearey, is a photography-led lifestyle travel brand, creative agency, and global social community that brings personal travel to life—through editorial projects, brand partnerships, live events, and immersive adventures.

     

    Generous support for this event is provided by Adobe. Adobe Stock and Tiny Atlas have joined together on a number of photographic projects since 2017; some, such as recent shoots in Tahiti and India, are featured in My Tiny Atlas. Several of the contributors to the book also contribute their work to the Adobe Stock Premium collection. If you’re interested in contributing, please click here to learn more.

              

  • Mar 30 - Mar 31

    Richard Renaldi: Building a Body of Work

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join Richard Renaldi for a two-day workshop where participants will discuss the ideas and practices behind fostering a long-term photographic project.

  • Apr 2

    Book Launch - Ethan James Green: Young New York

    Dashwood Books

    33 Bond St.

    New York,

    Please join us in celebrating Ethan James Green’s new monograph with Aperture, Young New York, at Dashwood Books.

  • Apr 3 - Apr 7

    AIPAD 2019

    Pier 94

    12th Avenue

    New York,

    Please join us at the Aperture booth for AIPAD 2019.

    PhotoBook Spotlight, presented by Aperture
    Celebrating the contribution of the photobook to the evolving story of photography, Aperture will present a daily, in-person spotlight on individual books and publishers as part of AIPAD’s Publisher’s Area Programming, hosted by Lesley Martin, Creative Director of Aperture. Check daily listings for schedule and featured guests.

  • Apr 4 - Apr 6

    Photobook Spotlight at AIPAD

    Pier 94

    12th Avenue

    New York,

    Celebrating the contribution of the photobook to the evolving story of photography, Aperture will present a daily, in-person spotlight on individual books and publishers as part of AIPAD’s Publisher’s Area Programming, hosted by Lesley Martin, Creative Director of Aperture. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, book makers will get a brief time slot in which to introduce their book to the audience at large.

     

    Thursday, April 4
    3:00 p.m. – Tod Papageorge on Dr. Blankman’s New York (Steidl)
    3:40 p.m. – Michael E. Northrup on Dream Away (STANLEY / BARKER)
    4:00 p.m. – Gail Albert Halaban on Italian Views (Aperture)
    4:20 p.m. – Mark Alice Durant on 27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography (Saint Lucy Books)
    4:40 p.m. – Marina Font on Anatomy Is Destiny (Minor Matters)

    Friday, April 5
    3:00 p.m. – Erwin Olaf on I Am (Aperture)
    3:40 p.m. – Carole Naggar on Tereska and Her Photographer: A Story (Russet Lederman, Inc.)
    4:00 p.m. – Judy Glickman Lauder on Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception (Aperture)
    4:20 p.m. – Ka-Man Tse on narrow distances (Candor Arts)
    4:40 p.m. – Andrea Modica on January 1 (L’Artiere Edizioni)

    Saturday, April 6
    3:00 p.m. – Barbara Bosworth and Carlo Brady from photo-eye on The Heavens (Radius Books)
    3:20 p.m. – Tanyth Berkeley on The Walking Woman (Conveyor)
    3:40 p.m. – Matthew Porter on The Heights (Aperture)
    4:00 p.m. – Nadav Kander on Dark Line – The Thames Estuary (Flowers Gallery)
    4:20 p.m. – Aaron Schuman on SLANT (MACK)
    4:40 p.m. – 10×10 Photobooks on How We See: Photobooks by Women (10×10 Photobooks)
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  • Apr 5

    2019 Aperture Spring Party

    The Times Square Edition

    701 Seventh Avenue

    New York,New York

    2019 Aperture Spring Party celebrating the forthcoming publication Ethan James Green: Young New York

    Hosted by
    Dara Allen

    Click here to purchase tickets

    Pre-Party Dinner
    6:30–8:30 p.m.
    (Starting at $1,000)

    Spring Party
    8:30 until late
    Music by DJ Greg Poole (Homecoming)
    Performance by Martine Gutierrez
    ($75 Tickets / $50 for current Aperture Members)

    Attire: Express yourself

    (212) 946-7108/7146 or [email protected]

    Image: Ethan James Green, Gogo and Ser, 2015, edition of 10, 16 x 24 inches

  • Apr 11

    Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

     

    Join Aperture for the opening reception of Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views.

    Italian Views is a continuation of Gail Albert Halaban’s series Out My Window, featuring intimate domestic portraits against the cinematic backdrop of the city. Here, Albert Halaban shifts her focus from Paris to Italy—steadying her gaze through the windows of others in communities throughout Florence, Milan, Venice, Palermo, Naples, and Rome. Through Albert Halaban’s lens, the viewer is welcomed into the private lives of ordinary Italian people. Her photographs explore the conventions and tensions of urban lifestyles, feelings of isolation in the city, and the intimacies of home and daily life.

    Gail Albert Halaban (born in Washington, D.C., 1970) received an MFA in photography from Yale University. She has taught at the Pasadena Art Center and International Center of Photography, and at Yale, among other notable institutions. She has been included in both group and solo exhibitions internationally. Her previous books include Out My Window (powerHouse, 2012) and Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views (Aperture, 2014).

  • Apr 12 - Apr 14

    Los Angeles Art Book Fair

    The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    152 North Central Avenue

    Los Angeles,CA

    Printed Matter’s 2019 LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), takes place on April 12–April 14, 2019 (Opening Night April 11), at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, California.

     

    Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), initiated in 2013, and 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.

     

    Saturday, April 13 – 2:30pm
    Please join us at the Aperture booth for a book signing of Matthew Porter’s new monograph, The Heights.

     

  • Apr 17

    Gail Albert Halaban at Rizzoli Bookstore

    Rizzoli Bookstore

    1133 Broadway

    New York,NY

     

    Rizzoli Bookstore and Aperture invite you to a talk with photographer Gail Albert Halaban and curator Lisa Hostetler to celebrate the publication of Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views.

    Italian Views is a continuation of Gail Albert Halaban’s series Out My Window, featuring intimate domestic portraits against the cinematic backdrop of the city. Here, Albert Halaban shifts her focus from Paris to Italy—steadying her gaze through the windows of others in communities throughout Florence, Milan, Venice, Palermo, Naples, and Rome. Through Albert Halaban’s lens, the viewer is welcomed into the private lives of ordinary Italian people.

  • Apr 22

    Aperture Conversations: Earth

    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School

    55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

    New York,

    How do aesthetics shape our understanding of ecological concerns?

    Celebrating the forthcoming “Earth” issue of Aperture magazine, this conversation will consider the role of photography in describing our relationship to the natural world, in a moment of grave concern for the environment. This panel will include Carolyn Drake, who was commissioned by Aperture to photograph the aftermath of the recent wildfires in Northern California; David Benjamin Sherry, whose recent highly saturated color images portray national parks that have been significantly reduced in size by the Trump administration; and Mary Mattingly, whose work explores the ways in which raw materials are mined in the name of geoengineering.

    This event will be moderated by Eva Diaz, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

    This event is presented by Aperture Foundation and the Photography Programs of Parsons School of Design at The New School.

    Image: David Benjamin Sherry, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York

    Generous support for this program is provided by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation.

    Significant support for Aperture magazine has been provided by the Kanakia Foundation.

    Additional support is provided, in part, by the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation, the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the Jane Smith Turner Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

     

  • Apr 25

    Encounters: LensCulture Discoveries in Contemporary Photography

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.

    Exhibition on View: April 26-May 2, 2019

    LensCulture is proud to present Encounters, an expansive exhibition of recent discoveries in contemporary photography. Curated in part by leading editors, curators, thought leaders, and artists, Encounters is an inclusive group show that doubles as both a celebration and a survey of global image making today. With seventy-seven participating photographers hailing from over twenty-seven countries, this exhibition is a visual reflection of the beating hearts and curious minds of LensCulture’s vibrant community.

    Curators

    Every photographer exhibited at Encounters has been recognized through LensCulture’s annual program of awards. As jury members, the following industry leaders were integral to this process of talent discovery:

    Manila Camarini, D La Repubblica / Jim Casper, LensCulture / Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish, Be Happy / Lucy Conticello, Le Monde’s M magazine / Cristina de Middel, Magnum Photographer / Catherine Edelman, Catherine Edelman Gallery / Michael Famighetti, Aperture magazine / Anne Farrar, National Geographic Traveler / MaryAnne Golon, The Washington Post / Ihiro Hayami, T3 Tokyo International Photo Festival / Todd Hido, Photographer / Francis Hodgson, Prix Pictet / Corey Keller, SFMOMA / Deborah Klochko, Museum of Photographic Arts / Shoair Mavlian, Photoworks / Stephen Mayes, Tim Hetherington Trust / Karen McQuaid, The Photographers’ Gallery / Joanna Milter, The New Yorker / Francesca Morosini, GQ Italia & WIRED / Laura Moya, Photolucida / Jennifer Murray, Filter Photo / Mutsuko Ota, IMA Magazine / Daphne Palmer, Fraenkel Gallery / Alona Pardo, Barbican Art Gallery / Richard Renaldi, Photographer / Molly Roberts, National Geographic Magazine / Xavier Soule, Agence VU’ & Galerie VU’ / Hannah Watson, Trolley Books

    About LensCulture

    LensCulture is one of the most far-reaching resources for discovering the best in contemporary photography around the world. Encounters is part of an ongoing commitment to offer recognition, exposure, and career-changing opportunities to photographers of all levels.

    For more information, please visit lensculture.com.

    Image Caption: 
    Setupung sa kwana hae II. © Lebohang Kganye

  • Apr 27 - Apr 28

    PGH Photo Fair 2019

    Carnegie Museum of Art

    4400 Forbes Aveue

    Pittsburgh,PA

    Please join us at the Aperture booth for PGH Photo Fair 2019. Aperture will present a selection of new titles, best-sellers, signed and rare books and new limited-edition prints.

  • May 3 - May 5

    Aperture Pop-Up at 1:54 2019

    Industria

    775 Washington Street

    New York,New York

    Please join us at our pop-up for 1:54 2019. Aperture will present a selection of new books, best-sellers, and selected Limited-Edition prints, as well as scheduled book signings.

     

  • May 14

    Book Launch - Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard

    New York,NY

    Please join us in celebrating Kwame Brathwaite’s new monograph with Aperture, Black Is Beautiful, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Kwame Brathwaite Jr. will be in conversation with Tanisha C. Ford to discuss the work.

  • May 15

    Author Talk with Marvin Heiferman

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.

    Please join us for an author talk with Marvin Heiferman, author of Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe, at Aperture on Wednesday, May 15. Additional participants’ information to come.

  • May 16 - May 19

    Photo London 2019

    Somerset House

    Strand

    London,

    Please join us at the Aperture booth (C16) for Photo London 2019.  Aperture will present a selection of new titles, best-sellers, signed and rare books and new limited-edition prints.

  • May 27

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019.

  • Jun 11 - Jun 16

    Photo Basel

    Volkshaus Basel

    Rebgasse 12-14

    Basel ,

    Please join us at the Aperture booth for Photo Basel 2019. The fair will present the PP Aperture Awards.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.