Posts from the ‘Exhibition’ Category

The New York Times Magazine Photographs

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                                                                                                                            Curated by Kathy Ryan and Lesley A. Martin Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 17, 7:00–8:30 p.m. For over thirty years, the weekly New York Times Magazine has shaped the possibilities of magazine photography through its commissioning and publishing of…

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Paul Strand, Hazel Strand

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                                                  In Aperture Gallery’s Board Room To coincide with the retrospective exhibition Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography (October 21, 2014–January 4, 2015) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Aperture presents Paul Strand, Hazel Strand. For this exhibition, Anthony Montoya, former longtime director of the Paul Strand Archive, has selected over fifty works by both photographers. The photographs are a reflection of the couple’s relationship, taken during their travels to France, Italy, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, and Scotland. For each of these sojourns, Hazel began by…

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The Photographer’s Playspace

                        Twenty-two photographers create new works in response to assignments from The Photographer’s Playbook, curated by Christopher McCall of Pier 24 Photography. Dawoud Bey / Eric William Carroll / Melissa Catanese / John Chiara / Elspeth Diederix / LaToya Ruby Frazier / Jason Fulford / Jim Goldberg / Daniel Gordon / Katy Grannan / Gregory Halpern / Todd Hido / Pieter Hugo / Ron Jude / Chris McCaw / Sean McFarland / Ed Panar / Alessandra Sanguinetti / Viviane Sassen / Mike Slack / Alec Soth / Hank Willis Thomas

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Amy Elkins, Winner of the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize

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                        Parting Words and Black is the Day, Black is the Night Opening Reception: Saturday, December 13, 5:00–7:00 p.m. The Aperture Portfolio Prize identifies trends in contemporary photography, as well as specific photographers whose work deserves a wider audience. This year’s winner, Amy Elkins, submitted two portfolios stemming from issues surrounding capital punishment. Parting Words presents black-and-white portraits of people executed in the United States, constructed via the repetition of their last words. The effect is both formal and abstract, rendering each person’s fate chillingly concrete. In Black is the…

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Highlights: Aperture at Rencontres d’Arles 2014

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A look back on the Rencontres d’Arles festival, and Aperture’s ‘The Chinese Photobook’ exhibition.

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Aperture Summer Open

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                                                                                                                                                        Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17, 6:00–8:00 p.m. 103 prints. 33 series of photographs. The work of 97 photographers. Selected from 860 submissions by Chris…

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The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus

  Conversation and book signing at UnionDocs: Friday, May 30, 7:30 p.m. Workshop: DIY Storytelling: Saturday & Sunday, May 31-June 1, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Conversation and book signing: Tuesday, June 3, 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 4, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism,” establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated place before it found itself in…

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Looking at Me, Looking at You, Looking at Us

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  Digital technology has altered the communications landscape, including the role visual imagery plays in our lives. In many ways this digital revolution has complicated the story of photography, and in some ways it has simplified it: with some 350 million images uploaded to Facebook every day, everyone is a photographer now. Visual imagery dominates our networks and media platforms to such an extent that, in a wired world, it will be the visually literate among us who will be the most effective communicators. Human beings depend upon sight for the largest portion of their sensory learning, and visual literacy…

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Touching Strangers, photographs by Richard Renaldi

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Public first view: Thursday, April 3, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Artist talk and book signing: Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones….

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