Aperture and LensCulture Celebrate the Opening of "Beyond Boundaries"

On Thursday, April 26, the opening reception for Beyond Boundaries: LensCulture Discoveries in Contemporary Photography was held at Aperture Gallery. Beyond Boundaries is a wide-ranging group show that doubles as both a celebration and a survey of global image making today. With 101 participating photographers hailing from over thirty-four countries, this exhibition is a visual reflection of the beating hearts and curious minds of LensCulture’s vibrant community.

It was thrilling for guests to welcome a number of the participating photographers to the opening, who had flown in from all corners of the globe to see their images hung in Aperture’s exhibition space. If you didn’t make it to the opening, the show is on view through Thursday, May 2, 2019.

AnneCharlotte Guinot, a Juror’s Pick from the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018, traveled from Mexico. “Encountering my photograph on the wall among all the other amazing photos from all over the world, executed in such a beautiful design in such a wonderful space, was an experience that I will remember forever,” she says. “Photography is an art form with infinite possibilities, and this exhibition gave us all a taste to explore those possibilities even more. I am so proud to be part of this unique and beautiful exhibition.”

Marc Ohrem-Leclef, an Art Photography Awards Juror’s Pick, reflects, “As an image maker, it is wonderful to see your work shown on gallery walls and be able to share the work with a wider audience. This is especially true and meaningful with Aperture Gallery, the famed gallery and foundation in NYC. The history and gravitas attached to this space is especially humbling, and encourages me to continue my work and set the highest standards for its future iterations.”

LensCulture is one of the most far-reaching resources for discovering the best in contemporary photography around the world. Beyond Boundaries is part of an ongoing commitment to offer recognition, exposure, and career-changing opportunities to photographers of all levels.

Participating Photographers:

Alexander Sobol / Alexandre de Mortemart / Alison Romanczuk / Alla Sokolova / Amy Friend / Anne-Marie Weber / AnneCharlotte Guinot / Antigone Kourakou / Antonio Pulgarin / Ash Shinya Kawaoto / Aude Carleton / Balder Olrik / Beth Caron / Brett Leigh Dicks / Camila Berrio / Camillo Pasquarelli / Carol Allen-Storey / Cassio Vasconcellos / Cate Wnek / Charlie de Keersmaecker / Damion Berger / Daniel Chatard / Daniel Lyons / Danielle Dean / Dario Calmese / David Pace / David Wadelton / Diana Thorneycroft / Dick Sweeney / Dustin Thierry / Edgar Martins / Ekaterina Zershchikova / Elena Paraskeva / Emrah Karakoç / Evelyn Bencicova / Feiyi Wen / Fernando Morales Roca / Florian Ruiz / Garrett Grove / GIllmar villamil / Ingvild Kristine Melby / Jacob Burge / Jacopo Brunello / Jan Ung / Javier Arcenillas / Jayesh Joshi / Jeannie O’Connor /Jerry Takigawa / Joan Sorolla / Joshua Sariñana / Julia Fullerton-Batten / Juul Kraijer / Karine Roué / Katerina Stratos / Klaus Lenzen / Laura Pannack /Lebohang Kganye / Luciano Díaz Godoy / Magda Kuca / Marc Ohrem-Leclef / Mariagrazia Beruffi / Marina Black / Marinka Masséus / Mary Berridge /Matjaz Krivic / Maxine Helfman / Michelle Rogers Pritzl / Mikhail Grebenshchikov / Myriam Boulos / Oli Kellett / Oluwasegun Oladele-Ajose / Pablo Solórzano / Paolo Galletta / Peggy Washburn / Peter Franck / Rachel Liu / Rafael Goldchain /Rebecca Najdowski / Rene Habermacher / Rhiannon Adam /Rick Olivier / Roberio Braga / Rodd Owen / Sara Jurado / Seunggu Kim / Sonya Whitefield / Soomin Ham /Sophie Gabrielle / Stanislava Novgorodtseva / Szymon Barylski / Tabitha Barnard / Tania Franco Klein / Tania Ruda / Tobin Jones / Tonay Roy Sagar / Vanessa Filley / Vikesh Kapoor / Vladimir Zivojinovic / Walter Plotnick / Yorgos Yatromanolakis / Zhou Chengzhou

International Jury:

Alona Pardo, Barbican Art Gallery
Anne Farrar, National Geographic Traveler
Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish, Be Happy
Catherine Edelman, Edelman Gallery
Corey Keller, SFMOMA
Cristina de Middel, Magnum Photographer
Daphne Palmer, Fraenkel Gallery
Deborah Klochko, Museum of Photographic Arts
Francesca Morosini, GQ Italia & WIRED
Francis Hodgson, Prix Pictet
Hannah Watson, Trolley Books
Ihiro Hayami, T3 Tokyo International Photo Festival
Jennifer Murray, Filter Photo
Jim Casper, LensCulture
Joanna Milter, The New Yorker
Karen McQuaid, The Photographers’ Gallery
Laura Moya, Photolucida
Lucy Conticello, Le Monde’s M Magazine
Manila Camarini, D La Repubblica
MaryAnne Golon, The Washington Post
Michael Famighetti, Aperture magazine
Molly Roberts, National Geographic magazine
Mutsuko Ota, IMA Magazine
Richard Renaldi, Photographer
Shoair Mavlian, Photoworks
Stephen Mayes, Tim Hetherington Trust
Todd Hido, Artist
Xavier Soule, Agence VU & Galerie VU