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At the Opening of Aperture: Photographs

Photographers and friends of Aperture gathered at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery for the opening of Aperture: Photographs

 - July 1, 2015

Installation view of Aperture: Photographs. All photographs by Max Mikulecky.


This past Monday photographers and friends of Aperture gathered at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery for the opening of Aperture: Photographs, a unique exhibition gathering decades of Aperture’s history into one space. The photographs draw from Aperture’s print and fundraising programs from more than fifty years by more than forty photographers. The exhibition spans from classic works by the likes of Robert Capa, Dorothea LangeW. Eugene SmithEdward Steichen, and Paul Strand to contemporary photographers who work with Aperture today including LaToya Ruby Frazier, Richard Misrach, James MollisonDavid Benjamin Sherry, and Penelope Umbrico, along with many more.

The exhibition will be on view Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m through September 18. Aperture: Photographs is sponsored by the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle, as a community-based public service.


1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery


Artist Michael Flomen explains his process behind his print New Born, 2010


Colin Thomson and designer Linda Florio in front of Penelope Umbrico’s Suns from Flickr series, 2014


Michael Hejtmanek, President and CEO of Hasselblad Bron Inc. and Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot


A guest views David Wojnarowicz’s Untitled (Buffalos), 1988


Guests converse in front of Hank Willis Thomas’ Black Power, 2006


Aperture Trustee Celso Gonzalez-Falla with Chair of the Board of Trustees Cathy Kaplan and Executive Director Chris Boot


Artist Michael Flomen, guest and Aperture Paul Strand Circle Member Philippe Laumont


Aperture Deputy Director Sarah Anne McNear with Aperture Paul Strand Circle Members David and LaVon Kellner