Aperture’s 50th Anniversary Founders & Friends Portfolio

by Various Artists

Aperture's Fiftieth Anniversary Founders and Friends Portfolio brings together the seminal work of five masters of photography, each uniquely linked to Aperture's history, in one portfolio for the first time. Commemorating the convergence of the original visionaries who founded and fostered Aperture from its inception, this deluxe portfolio of unparalleled images from three founders and two dear friends of Aperture— Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Aperture's first Editor-in-Chief, Minor White— is an extraordinary collector's item. Printed by master printer Sal Lopes, the portfolio is packaged in a cloth-covered clamshell case and is accompanied by four text panels featuring the eloquent and authoritative writings of fellow founders Nancy and Beaumont Newhall. Each platinum-palladium print is matted and bears the official seal of its respective estate or museum.

Portfolio of Five Platinum-palladium Prints
Image Size: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Edition of 100 + 6 Artist Proofs
Each print bears the official seal of its respective estate

Prints included in this portfolio:
Minor White, Windowsill Daydreaming, Rochester, New York, July 1958
Edward Weston, Charis, 1936
Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham, Lamentation (Oblique), 1935
Dorothea Lange, Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940
Paul Strand, Rebecca, 1923

About the Artist

Minor White

Edward Weston

Barbara Morgan

Dorothea Lange (born in Hoboken, New Jersey, 1895; died in Berkeley, California, 1965) received her photography training in New York City with Clarence H. White, Arnold Genthe, and others. In 1918, she moved to San Francisco where she opened a successful portrait studio, and lived across the bay in Berkeley for the rest of her life. From 1935 to 1939, she documented rural poverty for the federal Resettlement Administration (RA) and Farm Security Administration (FSA). Distributed free to newspapers across the country, her poignant images became icons of the era. Later in her life she photographed Japanese Americans in internment camps, and traveled throughout Europe and Asia.

Paul Strand (born in New York, 1890; died in Orgeval, France, 1976) is one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. As a youth, he studied under Lewis Hine at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, going on to draw acclaim from such illustrious sources as Alfred Stieglitz. After World War II, Strand traveled around the world—from New England to Ghana, France to the Outer Hebrides—to photograph, and in the process created a dynamic and significant body of work.