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Inside Aperture Connect Meet-Up with Photo Collector W. M. Hunt

On September 13, Aperture Connect Members came together for a private after-hours meet-up at the Walther Collection Project Space in Chelsea, for a tour of Body, Self, Society: Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s. The Walther Collection’s director of exhibitions and collections, Remi Onabanjo, answered questions as the group sipped wine and viewed iconic works by Ai Weiwei, Cang Xin, and Zhuang Hui before continuing on to an exclusive visit with W. M. Hunt.

Surrounded by over 2,000 pieces of archived work, W. M. Hunt, photography collector, curator, and consultant, engaged Members in an informal Q & A after discussing his beginnings as a collector of photography. Hunt spoke on the process of writing his book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (2011) while the group viewed and passed around various objects from his holdings, including the very piece that started the vast collection.

W. M. Hunt is a frequent lecturer on the art of collecting and an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, New York. An exhibition of his collection was launched to critical acclaim at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2005 before traveling to the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Foam, Amsterdam.

Aperture Connect comprises young professionals who are photography and publishing enthusiasts, ages 21 to 37. Join as a Connect Member today and receive invitations to exclusive events like this one.

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