Click above to watch a brief message from Aperture’s Executive Director, Chris Boot.
This fall, Aperture has been thinking about the family, in photography—in Aperture magazine, for our gala, and across other initiatives. We’ve also been thinking about ourselves as a family: multigenerational, with continuity deep into the story of photography, fostering connections between artists, editors, and enthusiasts. Aperture today is a publisher presenting the work of key image-makers, and thinkers, across multiple platforms—but just as important, we are a vibrant and inclusive family who share a cause, and who support each other.
We’ve had a strong 2018, with projects including Prison Nation, an issue of the magazine with a coinciding exhibition and weekly programs (now touring nationally); a critically acclaimed Summer Open featuring eighteen emerging photographers focused on key contemporary issues, The Way We Live Now; and new books by Diane Arbus, Taysir Batniji, Naoya Hatakeyama, Deana Lawson, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Zanele Muholi, and Hank Willis Thomas.
Now we’re focused on 2019, with an upcoming issue of the magazine being guest edited by Tilda Swinton, and new books by Kwame Brathwaite, Daniel Gordon, Ethan James Green, Gail Albert Halaban, Joel Meyerowitz, Vik Muniz, Erwin Olaf, Matthew Porter, and Sasha Wolf—and many more projects besides, all supplemented by education and engagement programs in person and online.
Aperture cannot do this alone. Help us go further with a 100-percent tax-deductible gift to our Annual Fund by December 31, 2018, or please consider joining the Aperture family or renewing as a member.
As a bold not-for-profit publisher, Aperture relies on your donation to amplify the voices of artists and thinkers who make a difference.
Warm thanks and best wishes,
Chris Boot, Executive Director