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Inside Aperture’s 2018 Spring Party

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Dr. Ruth Oratz, host Martha Stewart, and Dr. Albert Knapp
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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Regina DeLuise, sponsor Stuart Cooper, and Susan Belsinger
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Michelle Kim © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Gabrielle and Andrea D'Avack
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Martha Stewart and Elizabeth Ann Kahane
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Floral arrangement by Saipua
Michelle Kim © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Dr. Ruth Oratz and Jessica Nagle
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Florian Koenigsberger and Victoria Schorsch
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Emma Bowen and Tina Barney
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Aperture executive director Chris Boot, Susan Gutfreund, host Sarah Anne McNear, and Tony White
Michelle Kim © Aperture

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Hemant Kanakia, Dr. Sonalde Desai, Dr. Deborah Willis, Hank Thomas, Sr., and Elaine Goldman
Madison Reid © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Elizabeth Ann Kahane and Lindsay McCrum
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Aperture executive director Chris Boot and Dawoud Bey
Madison Reid © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Host Stephen Shore and Anne Stark Locher
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Lisa Rosenblum and Nina Celebic
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Tim Doody and Lisa Corinne Davis
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Host Sarah Anne McNear and Darius Himes
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Nina Rosenblum and Dan Allentuck
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Allan Chapin, Anna Rachminov, Lisa Corinne Davis, and Jonathan Gould
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Alex Berggruen
Madison Reid © Aperture

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Alex Berggruen and host Martha Stewart
Madison Reid © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Tina Barney and Emma Bowen
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Missy O'Shaughnessy, Allan Chapin, Aperture board chair Cathy Kaplan, and Emily Grillo Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Aperture board chair Cathy Kaplan and Darlene Kaplan
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Darius Himes, host Stephen Shore, Aperture executive director Chris Boot, and Tom Schiff
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Kellie McLaughlin, Hank Thomas, Sr., and Dr. Deborah Willis
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Host Martha Stewart with cupcakes by Brooklyn Floral Delight
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Michael Hoeh and Aperture executive director Chris Boot
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Roland Hartley-Urquhart, Aperture board chair Cathy Kaplan, and Renwick Martin
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Sharon Core
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Hosts Martha Stewart and Sarah Anne McNear, Leonard Lauder, Judy Glickman Lauder, and Aperture board chair Cathy Kaplan
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Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Dr. Sonalde Desai and Kurt Locher
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Ian Wardropper and host Sarah Anne McNear
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Susan Gutfreund, Lucky, and Judy Glickman Lauder
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Anne Stark Locher, Whit Williams, and Kate Cordsen
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Michelle Kim © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Angela Dimayuga and Spike Jonze
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Christina Swilley
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Zsela
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Liz Grover, April Havranek, Michelle Gladd, and Lori Grover
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Zsela
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Susan Belsinger and sponsor Rebecca Besson
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Matt Lucero and Priyanka Pulijal
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Elizabeth Ann Kahane and Mariane Ibrahim
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Aperture Spring Party guests Madison Reid © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Marx Goldberg and Ethan James Green
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Yasufumi Nakamori, Lesley A. Martin, and Elena Dorfman
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Amy Hood, Callie Roth, and Bode
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Zsela
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Neil Lester and Filip Vurdelja
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Louise Lui and Colton Klein
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

George Rabot, Zoe Suna, and Liz Grover
Madison Reid © Aperture

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Dianna Cohen and Alexander Hurst
Madison Reid © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Andre Akpan and Adrienne Collatos
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Alix Brown
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Samuel Lawson, Elizabeth Ann Kahane, and Brett Allen
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

Zsela and Angela Dimayuga
Michelle Kim © Aperture

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Zsela
Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

David and Sally Park with Nathaniel Stein
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

Spring Party to benefit Aperture and to celebrate The Photographer in the Garden

Esther Zuckerman and Denise Wolff
Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party

The Aperture Spring Party at PUBLIC ARTS
Michelle Kim © Aperture

The 2018 Aperture Spring Party, held on April 6, was a much-anticipated happening for photography enthusiasts in New York during The Photography Show presented by AIPAD. Guests were decked out in vibrant floral patterns inspired by blooms—on dresses, skirts, blazers, and jumpsuits. Celebrating the pre-launch of Aperture’s forthcoming book The Photographer in the Garden, the nearly three hundred guests who attended enjoyed an evening of food, music, and dancing with Garden’s coauthors Sarah Anne McNear and Jamie M. Allen. The event was sponsored by Sb Cooper and R. L. Besson, Besson/Cooper Fund, and cohosted by McNear, along with Martha Stewart and Ginger and Stephen Shore. All event ticket and auction proceeds support Aperture serving the art, story, and community of photography through publications and educational programs with the world’s leading artists, scholars, and authors.

A familial pre-party dinner with approximately one hundred of Aperture’s closest friends took place on the seventeenth floor of the Public Hotel with panoramic views of Manhattan. Guests were seated with Garden contributors, including McNear, Shore, Allen, and photographers Tina Barney and Sharon Core. Barney and Core, along with Daniel Gordon, contributed prints to a live auction conducted by Alex Berggruen of Christie’s. Dinner guests received gratis copies of Martha’s Flowers and The Photographer in the Garden, gifted by Martha Stewart and Aperture trustee Michael Hoeh.

The Spring Party, held at Public Arts, was hosted by Aperture’s Connect Member group of young leaders and other individuals. Guests sipped on cucumber and mint cocktails courtesy of VDKA 6100 and posed around the photo set powered by HYPNO, with a vibrant floral installation by Saipua and a neon Aperture sign. Among the mix of guests who attended were Darius Himes, Dr. Deborah Willis, Spike Jonze, Angela Dimayuga, Andrea and Gabrielle d’Avack, Leonard Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder, Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Ethan James Green, Alex and Rebecca Webb, John Chiara, Mitch Epstein, and Penelope Umbrico. The highlight of the night was a soulful performance by Brooklyn native singer-songwriter Zsela, accompanied by Daniel Aged on piano. (Zsela is currently working on a debut release for later this year.) Alix Brown wrapped up the night with sets that inspired a lively dance party until after midnight.

Courtesy of Patrick McMullan Company, click here to view photos from the event. Additionally, view the HYPNO booth photos by clicking here.

Aperture wishes to thank cohosts Martha Stewart, Ginger and Stephen Shore, and Sarah Anne McNear; sponsors Sb Cooper and R. L. Besson, Besson/Cooper Fund; George Eastman Museum’s Jamie M. Allen; all of the contributing Garden photographers; Christie’s; photograph magazine; Saipua; VDKA 6100; Zsela; Daniel Aged; and Alix Brown.

Additional thanks goes to the Leaders, the Host and the Spring Party Committees, and to all of the Aperture staff, work scholars, volunteers, and ambassadors for their support, time, and dedication.

Sponsors

Sb Cooper and R. L. Besson, Besson/Cooper Fund

Leaders

Allan Chapin and Anna Rachminov
Anonymous
Bill and Victoria Cherry
Cathy M. Kaplan
Elaine Goldman and John Benis
Nion McEvoy
Thomas R. Schiff

Host Committee

Anne and Kurt Locher
Anonymous
Betsy Evans Hunt and Christopher Hunt
Darius Himes, Christie’s
Darlene Kaplan and Steve Zuckerman
Dr. Albert Knapp and Dr. Ruth Oratz
Elizabeth Ann Kahane
Hemant Kanakia and Sonalde Desai
Howard Greenberg
Jessica Nagle and Roland Hartley-Urquhart
Kate Cordsen
L.C. Wisnewski
Leonard and Judy Lauder
Malú Alvarez
Mark and Elizabeth Levine
Martha Stewart
Michael Hoeh
Missy and Jim O’Shaughnessy
Mrs. John (Susan) Gutfreund
M&T Charitable Foundation
Peter Barbur and Tim Doody
Rita Anthoine
Sarah McNear and Ian Wardropper
Victoria Schorsch
Whit Williams
Willard Taylor and Virginia Davies

Spring Party Committee

Alexander Hurst
Angela Dimayuga
Dianna Cohen
Liz Grover
Liz Higgins
Michael Sbabo
Paula Naughton
Sam Pritzker
Sarah F. Haimes
Tanya and David Wells
Tim Matusch
Todd Wiener

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