Member Preview: Aperture Photographs
Thursday, February 21
7:00 p.m. EST
Aperture Members are invited to a special preview and reception on February 21, for the new show Aperture Photographs. This exhibition follows the evolution of Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs, made over a period of fifty years. The limited-edition print program began in 1967 under Michael Hoffman, Minor White’s successor as director and publisher of Aperture.
5:30–7:00 p.m. Member preview reception
6:30 p.m. Remarks by Chris Boot, Executive Director; Kellie McLaughlin, Director of Sales and Marketing; and Cathy Kaplan, Board of Trustees Chair
7:00–8:30 p.m. Open to the public
The works on view in Aperture Photographs chart the progression of photography itself, presenting prints from the founding photographers of Aperture—Minor White, Edward Weston, Barbara Morgan, and Dorothea Lange—to contemporary innovators in the medium, such as Tyler Mitchell, the first Black photographer hired to shoot a cover story for American Vogue. In between are some of the most significant photographers of each decade, representing seminal books in Aperture’s publication history, such as Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore and Pitch Blackness by Hank Willis Thomas.
Image: Pieter Hugo, Luis Matanisa, Capetown, 2013. Digital C-print. Edition of 20 and 2 artist’s proofs