Aperture Members are invited to a special preview and reception on February 21, for the new show Aperture Photographs. This exhibition follows the evolution of Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs, made over a period of fifty years. The limited-edition print program began in 1967 under Michael Hoffman, Minor White’s successor as director and publisher of Aperture.
5:30–7:00 p.m. Member preview reception
6:30 p.m. Remarks by Chris Boot, Executive Director; Kellie McLaughlin, Director of Sales and Marketing; and Cathy Kaplan, Board of Trustees Chair
7:00–8:30 p.m. Open to the public
The works on view in Aperture Photographs chart the progression of photography itself, presenting prints from the founding photographers of Aperture—Minor White, Edward Weston, Barbara Morgan, and Dorothea Lange—to contemporary innovators in the medium, such as Tyler Mitchell, the first Black photographer hired to shoot a cover story for American Vogue. In between are some of the most significant photographers of each decade, representing seminal books in Aperture’s publication history, such as Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore and Pitch Blackness by Hank Willis Thomas.
Image: Pieter Hugo, Luis Matanisa, Capetown, 2013. Digital C-print. Edition of 20 and 2 artist’s proofs
Not an Aperture Connect Member? Join Connect today to receive an invitation to our inaugural Connect Council event, a tour of Daniel Gordon’s Brooklyn studio, as well as other special gatherings year round!
Aperture Connect Members are invited to tour Daniel Gordon’s Brooklyn studio on Saturday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m. Following the studio visit, the group will gather for refreshments at The Double Windsor.
Daniel Gordon (b. 1980, Boston; raised in San Francisco) earned a BA from Bard College in 2004, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2006. His notable group exhibitions include New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1. His work will be included in upcoming exhibitions at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida. He is the author of Still Lifes, Portraits, and Parts (2013), Flowers and Shadows (2011), and Flying Pictures (2009). He is the winner of the 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award, and exhibited his work in a solo exhibition at the Foam museum in 2014. Gordon is represented by James Fuentes in New York City and had his first exhibition with the gallery, titled New Canvas, in February 2017. He is the co-director of Downstairs Projects in Brooklyn, where he lives and works.
Image: Daniel Gordon, Still Life with Vegetables and Tulips, 2017. Pigment print. 59¼ x 75 in.
Not an Aperture Member? Become one today to receive an invitation to an exhibition tour of Martha Rosler: Irrespective and other special gatherings year round!
Join Aperture at the Friend ($250) level or above to receive an invitation for you and one guest to attend a February 28, 2019 exhibition tour led by Shira Backer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator of, Martha Rosler: Irrespective at the Jewish Museum.
Martha Rosler: Irrespective showcases both well-known and rarely seen selections from more than five decades of work. Installations, photographic series, sculpture, and video represent a practice continually evolving and reacting to the shifting contours of political life. Throughout, Rosler’s work has been characterized by intellectual rigor and sharp wit, along with a sense of urgency directed at social and political issues that remain as relevant and immediate as when they first emerged. From her feminist photomontages of the 1960s and 1970s to her large-scale installations, Rosler’s vital work reflects an enduring and passionate vision.
Space is limited. RSVP is required by February 15.
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 a conversation between artist Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and scholar Tina Campt. Join us for a night discussing One Wall a Web, Wolukau-Wanambwa’s first monograph, which recently won the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Prize. One Wall a Web consists of three chapters comprising two bodies of work. The book interweaves Wolukau-Wanambwa’s own photographs, a sequence of archival images, and two text collages, which together confront the normality of racist, classed, and gendered violence in American life.
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer and writer who has contributed essays to publications by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Marton Perlaki, and Paul Graham. He has been an artist in residence at Light Work, guest edited Aperture’s PhotoBook Review, and written for Aperture, Foam, the Barbican, The Photographers’ Gallery, and Rutgers University Press. His debut monograph, One Wall a Web, was published by ROMA Publications in 2018. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell, New York University, and The New School.
Tina Campt is Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College–Columbia University. She is the author of three books: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Memory in the Third Reich (2004), Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diasporain Europe (2012), and Listening to Images (2017). She is the 2018–19 Abigail R. Cohen Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, and Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg.
Image: Black bloc, 2012, Our Present Invention
One Wall a Web by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa published by ROMA Publications (2018)
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.
Please join Aperture (booth #4) at the 2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream
Conference Dates: March 7 – 10 Exhibits Fair Dates: March 7 – 9
Matt Black, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Lauri Lyons, Ruddy Roye
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Special event: March 7, 7:00 pm Signing with Nicole Fleetwood, contributing editor to Aperture magazine’s “Prison Nation” issue, following her keynote address, “The Photography of Mass Incarceration.”
The Myths of Photography and the American Dream
What are the 21st century myths surrounding photography and the American Dream? What is the function of these myths—whom do they serve and why? What is the role of race and class in the American Dream? What can photographs do in the 21st century beyond occupying the space of “art”? What role do photographs of “America” play in creating negative and positive myths beyond our shores regarding life and opportunity in the United States? Join Aperture and other thought leaders in Cleveland—home to some of the world’s largest community conversations about how to make our communities more resilient and just—to answer these and many other questions concerning The Myths of Photography and the American Dream.
Please join us at the Aperture booth for AIPAD 2019.
PhotoBook Spotlight, presented by Aperture Celebrating the contribution of the photbook to the evolving story of photography, Aperture will present a daily, in-person spotlight on individual books and publishers as part of AIPAD’s Publichser’s Area Programming, hosted by Lesley Martin, Creative Director of Aperture. Check daily listings for schedule and featured guests.
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.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
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 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; plus more to be announced.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.