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Aperture Celebrates Ethan James Green at the 2019 Spring Party: Young New York

2019 Aperture Spring Party

Stefano Tonchi, Ethan James Green
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Tali Lennox
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Alek Wek and House of Yes performers
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Party guests
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Dara Allen, Ethan James Green, Torraine Futurum
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Micol Sabbadini, Andrea Franchini
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

DonChristian, Martine Gutierrez
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Phyllis Posnick, Ethan James Green
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Ang Rand, Matthew Domescek
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

House of Yes performance at the Paradise Club, The Times Square EDITION
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

House of Yes performance at the Paradise Club, The Times Square EDITION
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Adam Eli
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Tali Lennox, Carly Mark, Richie Shazam Khan
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

The scene at the Paradise Club, The Times Square EDITION
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

James O'Shaughnessy, Missy O'Shaughnessy, Tony White
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Nina Rosenblum, Cathy Kaplan, Daniel Allentuck
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Isabella Isbiroglu, Alexandra Ben-Gurion
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Rebecca Roberts, Lauren Lanier, Leslie Simitch
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Erwin Olaf, Nion McEvoy, Shirley den Hartog
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Stefano Tonchi, Ethan James Green
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Sonalde Desai, Hemant Kanakia
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Tim Doody, Sarah Haimes
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Melinda Green, Ethan James Green, Mark Green
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Performer from the House of Yes
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Ben Pundole, Alek Wek, House of Yes performer
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Alek Wek, Brendan Embser, Nkechi Ebubedike
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Sarah Cascone, Lulu Krause
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Sally Borno, Rebecca Roberts, Jordan Hancock, Ethan James Green
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Sophia Narrett, Alice Hines
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Nion McEvoy, Cathy Kaplan
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

The scene at the Paradise Club, The Times Square EDITION
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Maya Margarita, Merlot
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Alex Arauz, Marcs
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Antwaun Sargent
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Tali Lennox, Carly Mark
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Richie Shazam Khan, Ethan James Green
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Peter Goldberg, Stevie Triano
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Chris Boot, Mary Ellen Goeke
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Julia Wagner, Isabelle McTwigan, Brendan Embser
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Brendan Embser, Ethan James Green, Chris Boot
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Ethan James Green
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Dara Allen
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Michael Hoeh, Lisa Rosenblum, Nina Celebic, Nina Rosenblum, Daniel Allentuck
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Jessica Craig-Martin
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Tom James, Natalie Gaisser, Christine Ramsbottom, Meghan Michelle Gallagher, Tyler Rhode, Scott Robinson
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Zsela
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Marcs
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Tammy Hsu, Jinny Choi
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

DJ Greg Poole (Homecoming)
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Torraine Futurum, Adam Eli, Maya Margarita
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Richie Shazam Khan
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Sam Pritzker and guest
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Dara Allen
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2019 Aperture Spring Party

Antwaun Sargent, Ethan James Green
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On Friday, April 5, Aperture celebrated Ethan James Green and the release of his first monograph, Young New York, at a festive party at the Paradise Club presented by The Times Square EDITION in New York City. The night featured specialty cocktails, a creative feast, and a performance by the House of Yes, based on William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot toasted Green, stating: “A book can change an artist’s life, and can contribute in a significant way to culture and consciousness.” Boot extended thanks to Green and to his community, as well as to the book’s supporters, including Alexander McQueen, Peter Barbur, Michael Hoeh, Cathy Kaplan, Noel Kirnon, Fred Ohm, Missy and Jim O’Shaughnessy, and Drs. Stephen and Marsha Silberstein.

Young New York editor Brendan Embser spoke about the impact of Green’s work. “You’ve shown queer people that we are beautiful, that we exist,” Embser said, noting that the book grew out of Green’s portfolio in Aperture magazine’s “Future Gender” issue, guest-edited by Zackary Drucker. “I wish I had a book like this when I was a teenager. But I can just imagine all the queer youth out there who are going to find Young New York and suddenly see themselves.”

“Your work makes what we believe about ourselves become real,” remarked Spring Party cohost and model Dara Allen, who is featured in multiple portraits in Young New York. Torraine Futurum added that Green is “someone who, as he rises, brings people along with him, and tries to give them the same opportunities that he has.”

The House of Yes gave an energetic show for dinner guests, followed by an after-party with music by DJ Greg Poole (Homecoming), and a performance by Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Martine Gutierrez. Guests were decked out in colorful and show-stopping ensembles. In attendance were Great Bowery’s Leslie Simitch and Jordan Hancock, W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi, Vogue’s Phyllis Posnick, artist Erwin Olaf, supermodel Alek Wek, artist and model Tali Lennox, artist Carly Mark, writer and activist Adam Eli, Richie Shazam Khan, artist Ryan McNamara, and critic Antwaun Sargent.

Green’s brother, Joel Green, said: “As an older brother, it might be strange, but this feels like a hero moment for me. Ethan is someone who embodies the essence of hard work, who has overcome so many obstacles, to get to a point where he can fully express himself, and who he is, and what he can give to the world.”

The event was photographed by Jessica Craig-Martin and BFA.

The 2019 Aperture Spring Party was made possible with generous support from:

Sponsors
The Times Square EDITION
Great Bowery

Cohosts
Dara Allen, Adam Eli, Torraine Futurum, Meghan Michelle Gallagher,* Great Bowery, Sarah F. Haimes,* Jordan Hancock, Parker Kit Hill, Michael Hoeh, Cathy M. Kaplan, Joshua Lewin and Kaavya Viswanathan,* Sam Pritzker,* Lisa Rosenblum, Thomas R. Schiff, Stefano Tonchi, Alek Wek

Spring Party Committee
Anonymous, Peter Barbur and Tim Doody, Audry X. Casusol, Allan Chapin and Anna Rachminov, Jessica Craig-Martin, Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Hemant Kanakia and Sonalde Desai, Richie Shazam Khan, Tali Lennox, Andrew E. Lewin, Carly Mark, Nion McEvoy, Ryan McNamara, Paula Naughton, Erwin Olaf, Melissa and James O’Shaughnessy, Phyllis Posnick, Michael Schulman, Jasper Soloff, Lisa Stone Pritzker, Julia Wagner, Paul Zaentz, Zsela

*Aperture Connect Council Member

Partners
BFA
Mikkeller Brewing NYC

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