Aperture Foundation 60th Anniversary Gala
Dinner & Photography Auction
- Past Benefit & Auction

Aperture’s 2011 Benefit and Auction took place on October 17, and we were proud to honor Bruce Davidson, a Magnum Photos member and one of America’s most influential photographers; Gerhard Steidl, for his outstanding skill and craftsmanship as a printer and publisher; and Robert Anthoine, Aperture Chairman Emeritus, who has dedicated over thirty years to helping lead Aperture to prominence in the field of photographic publishing.

We are most thankful for our Benefit Cochairs Sondra Gilman, Susan Gutfreund, and Karl Lagerfeld; and our Auction Cochairs Cathy Kaplan, Anne Stark, and Severn Taylor, who made the event a success.

Preceding the Benefit, the Patrons’ Weekend offered special activities  including visits to the studios of Bruce Davidson, Doug and Mike StarnAndrew Moore, and Gail Albert Halaban; exclusive viewings of Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman’s and Donna Ricco and Tom Puls’s outstanding private collections; and a cocktail reception at the home of Aperture Trustee John Gutfreund and his wife Susan Gutfreund.


Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot welcoming Benefit Honorees Gerhard Steidl, Robert Anthoine, and Bruce Davidson Aperture Trustee and Auction Cochair Anne Stark, Aperture Chairman of the Board Celso Gonzalez-Falla, guests, Honorees Gerhard Steidl and Robert Anthoine, Benefit Cochair Sondra Gilman, and Honoree Bruce Davidson

Honoree Gerhard Steidl and Benefit Cochair Susan Gutfreund Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Benefit Cochair Sondra Gilman

Aperture Vice Chairman and Auction Cochair Cathy Kaplan with Sharon Socol Peter MacGill, Aperture Publisher Lesley A. Martin, Susan Paulsen, Mark Levine, and Aperture Trustee Fred Smith

Muna Rihani, Aperture Chairman Emeritus John H. Gutfreund, guest, and Benefit Cochair Susan Gutfreund Robyn Stein, Jack Friedland and his wife Aperture Trustee Annette Friedland

Bruce Davidson, Rita and Robert Anthoine, and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Judy Ellis Glickman and Howard Greenberg

Ann Ames, Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Harold Honickman, Peter MacGill, Lynne Honickman Duncan Whyte, Honoree Gerhard Steidl, and Amina Lakhaney

Guest and Dana Orange Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Chiu-Ti Jansen

Donna Ricco and Tom Puls Muna Rihani and Benefit Cochair Susan Gutfreund

Alex Webb with Bruce and Emily Davidson Peter Barberie, Yancey Richardson, and W. M. Hunt

Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot and Trustee Fred Smith Gary Schneider and Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla

Aperture Marketing & Events Manager Christina Caputo and Honoree Bruce Davidson Vince Aletti, Yossi Milo, Julie Saul

Elizabeth Levine and Aperture Individual Giving Manager, Yseult Chehata SNAP! Benefit Party Cochair Ken Triwush,Tony White, and Aperture Sales Manager Paul Colarusso

Ricardo Brito and Maria Eduarda Santos Pereira Thomas Holton, Sasha Wolf, Elinor Carucci, Michael Foley

Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Nikki Yektai Gary Schneider, Steven Kasher, Chris Boot

Chris and Melissa Schoen Ann Kaplan, Rosemarie Verderame, Marion Maienthau

SNAP! Benefit Party Cochairs Peter Berberian and Ken Triwush with Robin Rice Honoree Bruce Davidson and Peter Barberie

Robert and Andrea Meislin Marjolin Vencken, Alexandra Dieterink, Rifko Meier

Aperture CFO Mary Colman St. John and Andrew Adelson Robyn Stein with Jan and George Gruel

Robin Rice and Julie Saul Linda Troeller in the center with guests

Aperture Exhibitions Manager Annette Booth and Work Scholar Rachel Loeb At the Benefit Dinner & Live Auction

Aperture Vice Chairman and Auction Cochair Cathy Kaplan giving remarks