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Member Preview of Refocus: A Collaboration between Aperture and WeTransfer

Tuesday, September 11

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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


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Aperture Members are cordially invited to a special exhibition preview and reception of Refocus, an exhibition highlighting the work of under-recognized photographers.

On view at Aperture Gallery from September 10—26, 2018, see more details about the exhibition here.

Refocus, an exhibition at Aperture Foundation spotlighting three mid-career photographers who were provided grants by WeTransfer, which will be on display this September at Aperture in New York. Selected by a panel of judges convened by WeTransfer, including Alessia Glaviano, senior photo editor at Vogue Italia; Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine; and Yumi Goto, independent photography curator, the three photographers—Siân Davey, Janet Delaney, and Joe Nishizawa—received $10,000 grants to produce new work, all of which explores physical and psychological landscapes.

With a user base that overwhelmingly identifies as creatives and a file-sharing platform used to send digital imagery, WeTransfer is dedicated to serving photographers and spotlighting under-recognized groups in the community. Since its founding in 2009, WeTransfer has supported artists and creatives in a variety of ways, from providing them with free advertising space to commissioning new projects. Similarly, Aperture Foundation seeks to continually innovate in the ways the organization explores and enables new horizons in the discipline and supports the field. WeTransfer and Aperture’s partnership on this exhibition shines a light on a gap in funding that both organizations were seeking to address: support for mid-career photographic artists who have new and compelling perspectives to share.

Click here for more details.

About WeTransfer

WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. Every month, 42 million active users transfer over one billion files. The service is all about making the creative process effortless, for everyone. Since day one, WeTransfer has supported emerging artists, photographers, musicians, and directors by giving away 30 percent of the advertising space on the platform to promote creative work. Since 2016 WeTransfer has partnered with creatives to commission projects that otherwise wouldn’t exist, resulting in collaborations with artists, including Nadia Lee Cohen, Ryan McGinley, and Ami Vitale. Above all, we hope these stories encourage other people to make something new themselves. Because inspiration means more when you do something with it.

About Aperture Foundation

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. From its base in New York, Aperture Foundation produces, publishes, and presents a program of photography projects and programs—locally, across the United States, and around the world/

Image Caption: Sian Davey, Joseph Wolf (the beginning), 2018. © Sian Davey,


Member Preview of Refocus: A Collaboration between Aperture and WeTransfer