Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night

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The 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List

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                                                                                                    In Aperture Gallery’s Board Room Opening reception: Saturday, December 13, during the Aperture Holiday Book Bazaar Initiated in November 2011 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with prizes in three categories. The initial short-list selection was made by…

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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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touchingstrangers

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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City Stages, photographs by Matthew Pillsbury

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 19 Members exhibition walk-through and reception: 6:00-7:00 p.m., RSVP required to development@aperture.org. Not a member? Join here. General public: 7:00–8:30 p.m. City Stages offers a paean to the craft and visionary potential of large-format, black and-white photography, as well as to the vibrancy of the cultural landscape at a transitional moment—a moment in which our very relationship to that landscape is increasingly mediated by omnipresent screens. Over the past decade, Matthew Pillsbury has built several extensive bodies of work—Screen Lives, Hours, and City Stages—that deal with different facets of contemporary metropolitan life and the passage of time. Working with black-and-white, 8-by-10 film and long exposures,…

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Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art

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  Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Idea of Reality: Views on Fashion Photography: Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art shows the work of five internationally renowned Swedish fashion photographers, presented by the Consulate General of Sweden and the Swedish Institute at Aperture to coincide with New York Fashion Week. Curated by Greger Ulf Nilson, the exhibition strives to create a balance between art and fashion photography by taking into account cultural history as well as the photographers’ personal experiences. Denise Grünstein, Julia Hetta, Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Julia Peirone, and Elisabeth Toll belong to a…

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