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Inside Aperture’s Semiannual Benefactor Luncheon with Denise Wolff

An afternoon exploring the rich history of food photography as seen in Aperture’s "Feast for the Eyes."

 - June 27, 2017

On June 2, 2017, Aperture Benefactor and Paul Strand Circle Members, trustees, and friends gathered for a delicious afternoon of show-and-tell, exploring the rich history of food in photographs as seen in Aperture’s Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography, by Susan Bright.

Senior editor of Aperture’s book program, Denise Wolff, discussed food’s complexity of form and the meaning as well as movements of food photography in fine art, but also in crossover genres like commercial and scientific photography. Wolff highlighted work by key artists featured in Feast for the Eyes, including Roger Fenton, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Laura Letinsky, to name a few. The lunch concluded with Wolff sharing her personal collection of rare vintage, peculiar, and classic cookbooks, which inspired her edit of the publication.

Benefactor Circle Members are given insider access to special events with Aperture’s trustees, executive director, editors, and guest photographers, including invitations to Patron trips, artist talks, and complimentary VIP passes to art fairs.

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