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Member Preview of Ka-Man Tse: 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner and the Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

Wednesday, December 12

7:00 p.m. EDT

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY

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Aperture Members are invited to an exhibition preview on Wednesday, December 12, from 5:30–7:00 p.m., for the 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner Ka-Man Tse’s exhibition narrow distances, and the 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist. Ka-Man Tse’s project explores the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander and LGBTQ communities in Hong Kong and New York City. The PhotoBook Awards Shortlist comprises thirty-six volumes, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Member preview reception

6:30 p.m. Exhibition tour with Portfolio Prize Winner Ka-Man Tse, photographer Elle Pérez, and Aperture’s creative director Lesley A. Martin

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Public opening


Ka-Man Tse is a photographer, video artist, and educator. She received an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Bard College, and has exhibited her work both internationally and across the United States. Tse was a SPARC artist in residence through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program through the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2014–15 Robert Giard Fellowship, and a 2017–18 Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Award. In spring 2018, her photographs were featured in Queering Space at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, and at the WMA Masters exhibition, Transition, in Hong Kong, and she cocurated Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York. Tse’s first monograph, narrow distances, was published by Candor Arts in July 2018. She teaches at Yale University and Parsons.


About the Aperture Portfolio Prize

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify high-quality work by new voices in contemporary photography. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

The Portfolio Prize is open to Aperture magazine print subscribers and to Aperture Members at the $250 Friend level or above. For more information about the prize, visit


About The PhotoBook Awards

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrates the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.


Image: Ka-Man Tse, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy the artist.


Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our members and other individuals, and from corporate foundations and private foundations including: Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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