Nov. 19, 2014 - Jan. 29, 2015

The Photographer’s Playspace

At Aperture Gallery

Curated by Christopher McCall of Pier 24 Photography

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 19, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

The Photographer’s Playspace features twenty photographers who have created new works in response to assignments from the Aperture book The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas, a recently published compilation designed to inspire fresh perspectives in a photographer’s creative process. Using assignments selected by Christopher McCall, director of Pier 24 Photography, the photographers produced works that both reflect a continuation of established practices and represent new directions in making pictures. The exhibition reveals each artist’s distinctive process and aesthetic, demonstrating how a simple prompt can inspire renewed engagement with the medium.

Photographers and their assignments:

Eric William Carroll responded to an assignment by John Baldessari
Melissa Catanese responded to an assignment by Carlo Van de Roer
John Chiara responded to an assignment by Douglas Beasley
Elspeth Diederix responded to an assignment by Sara Cwynar
Jason Fulford responded to an assignment by Triin Tamm
Jim Goldberg responded to an assignment by Eric William Carroll
Daniel Gordon responded to an assignment by Corin Hewitt
Katy Grannan responded to an assignment by Matt Johnston
Gregory Halpern responded to an assignment by Lucas Foglia
Todd Hido responded to an assignment by Oscar Palacio
Pieter Hugo responded to an assignment by Daniel Gordon
Ron Jude responded to an assignment by Aaron Schuman
Chris McCaw responded to an assignment by Shimabuku
Sean McFarland responded to an assignment by Lisa Elmaleh
Ed Panar responded to an assignment by David Hurn
Alessandra Sanguinetti responded to an assignment by Paul Reas
Viviane Sassen responded to an assignment by Schuyler Duffy
Mike Slack responded to an assignment by Susan Meiselas
Alec Soth responded to an assignment by Paul Reas
Hank Willis Thomas responded to an assignment by Michael Ashkin

The commissioned photographs, many of which have been produced in unique editions, will be available through Aperture Foundation. Sales proceeds support the Foundation’s public and book-publishing programs. For more information, contact [email protected].

 

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Location Details:

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001