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Inside Aperture’s 2018 Spring Party

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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 BelsingerPatrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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Michelle Kim © Aperture

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

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

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Floral arrangement by SaipuaMichelle Kim © Aperture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aperture executive director Chris Boot and Dawoud BeyMadison Reid © Aperture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alex Berggruen Madison Reid © Aperture

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Alex Berggruen and host Martha StewartMadison Reid © Aperture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sharon Core Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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Hosts Martha Stewart and Sarah Anne McNear, Leonard Lauder, Judy Glickman Lauder, and Aperture board chair Cathy Kaplan Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullanPatrick McMullan/PMC

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

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

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

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

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Michelle Kim © Aperture

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Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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

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Christina Swilley Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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Zsela Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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

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Zsela Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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

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Matt Lucero and Priyanka PulijalSean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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

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Aperture Spring Party guests Madison Reid © Aperture

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

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

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

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Zsela Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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

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

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George Rabot, Zoe Suna, and Liz GroverMadison Reid © Aperture

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Dianna Cohen and Alexander HurstMadison Reid © Aperture

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

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Alix Brown Patrick McMullan/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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

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Zsela and Angela DimayugaMichelle Kim © Aperture

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Zsela Sean Zanni/PMC © Patrick McMullan

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

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

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The Aperture Spring Party at PUBLIC ARTSMichelle 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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