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Member Preview: Aperture Photographs

Thursday, February 21

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Aperture Gallery 547 West 27th Street New York, New York


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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


Member Preview: Aperture Photographs