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Celebrating Aperture Magazine’s Fall 2019 Issue, “Mexico City”

Hosted by Selina

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Pablo López Luz, Emmanuel Faccio, Kevin Hart, Iñaki BonillasSteven Davis/Aperture

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Stuart Cooper, Dana TriwushSteven Davis/Aperture

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Tom Schiff, Mary Ellen GoekeSteven Davis/Aperture

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Lisa Rosenblum, Andrew LewinSteven Davis/Aperture

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Meghan Michelle Gallagher, Amanda BeebeSteven Davis/Aperture

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Mary Ellen Goeke, Tom Schiff, Sarah Hermanson MeisterSteven Davis/Aperture

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Kevin Hart, Elena Navarro, Emmanuel FaccioSteven Davis/Aperture

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Rafael Prieto, Sarah BaxbySteven Davis/Aperture

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John Roa, Elizabeth BelferSteven Davis/Aperture

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Brendan Embser, Alexis Heit, Kelli OrihuelaSteven Davis/Aperture

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Kelsey La Porte, Charlotte DawesSteven Davis/Aperture

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Chris Boot, Andrea Celda, Christoph WiesnerSteven Davis/Aperture

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Whit Williams Jr., Kate Cordsen, Chris BootSteven Davis/Aperture

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Michael Famighetti, Artur Walther, Andrea CeldaSteven Davis/Aperture

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Guest, Alejandro CartagenaSteven Davis/Aperture

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Julian Jordan, Benjamin Petit, Geraldine MoribaSteven Davis/Aperture

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Yola Mezcal Steven Davis/Aperture

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Mayra Martel, Elena Navarro, Natalia Priwin, Brendan EmbserSteven Davis/Aperture

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Kiyomi Higuchi, Noah Schwarz, Micaela Lade, Richard GreggSteven Davis/Aperture

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Sanket Karuri, guest, Pablo López LuzSteven Davis/Aperture

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Steven Molina Contreras, Beth Sacca, Stephen Velastgui, Nathalie AraujoSteven Davis/Aperture

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Hamant Kanakia, Stuart CooperSteven Davis/Aperture

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Madre MezcalSteven Davis/Aperture

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Eva Aridjis, Nanci SarroufSteven Davis/Aperture

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Christoph Wiesner, Erin O’Toole, Denise Wolff, David SoloSteven Davis/Aperture

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Andrew Lewin, Iñaki Bonillas, Bree Zucker, Sarah Hermanson MeisterSteven Davis/Aperture

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Anh Tuan Pham, Anna Ritsch, and Isioma-IyamahSteven Davis/Aperture

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Steven Davis/Aperture

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Fabiola Alhondra, Brian Crumley, Alfredo Poves, Giada De Agostinis, Amanda Boe, Hari MoirisSteven Davis/Aperture

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Madre MezcalSteven Davis/Aperture

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Tito's VodkaSteven Davis/Aperture

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On September 18, Aperture trustees, friends, editors, and artists gathered at soon-to-open Selina in West Chelsea to celebrate the launch of Aperture magazine’s “Mexico City” issue, illuminating the ways Mexican photographers are pushing new visions in the medium.

The night began with an intimate Mexican-themed seated dinner, paired with specialty cocktails by Yola Mezcal. Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti gave a toast and welcomed visiting artists featured in the issue, including Iñaki Bonillas, Pablo López Luz, and Mayra Martell—who were all provided accommodations at Selina during the festivities. “The ‘Mexico City’ issue is part of a series of city-based issues that we do, which is about expanding our purview and bringing new people into Aperture’s community,” said Michael. Surrounding Aperture staff were contributors to the magazine’s most recent issue, including Elena Navarro and Andrea Celda—who was introduced and thanked by Chris Boot, Aperture’s executive director. Also in attendance were Sarah Hermanson Meister, Dolph Hogewoning, Christoph Wiesner, Artur Walther, and Whit Williams, as well Aperture trustees Cathy Kaplan, Hemant Kanakia, Stuart Cooper, and Andrew Lewin.

Following dinner, guests made their way up to Selina’s rooftop lounge to join the after-party, where attendees enjoyed stunning views of the New York City skyline, accompanied by music by DJ Mateo López, elixirs by Madre Mezcal and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a selection of Mexican candies.

To purchase Aperture’s “Mexico City” issue, click here.



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