Posts from the ‘Exhibition’ Category

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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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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Prix Pictet: Power

  Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability, has chosen Power as the theme for its fourth cycle. As a theme, Power has enormous creative reach, embracing both hope and despair in equal measure. Over two hundred nominators worldwide recommended almost 650 photographers from seventy-six countries, many of whom presented images that are both awe-inspiring and disturbing. French photographer Luc Delahaye is this year’s winner. The short list includes photographers Robert Adams (United States), Daniel Beltrá (Spain/United States), Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/France), Philippe Chancel (France), Edmund Clark (United Kingdom), Carl De Keyzer…

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The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List

  Opening event: Saturday, December 14, 12:30–6:00 p.m. 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 two categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year. A01 [COD.19.1.1.43] — A27 [S | COD.23] by Rosângela Rennó (self-published) is the 2013 PhotoBook of the Year, and KARMA by Óscar Monzón (RVB Books/Dalpine) is the winner in the First PhotoBook category. Special jury recognition was given to War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, edited by Anne…

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Ametsuchi, photographs by Rinko Kawauchi

  Talk and book signing: Monday, September 16, 6:30 pm   Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 17, 7:00–8:30 pm   Aperture is pleased to present Ametsuchi, Rinko Kawauchi’s latest work, in which she shifts her attention from the micro to the macro. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the book released by Aperture in spring 2013. The title is comprised of two Japanese characters meaning “heaven and earth,” and is taken from the title of one of the oldest pangrams in Japanese—a chant in which each character of the Japanese syllabary is used. In Ametsuchi, Kawauchi brings together images of…

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Bryan Schutmaat: Grays the Mountain Sends

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  Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 17, 7:00–8:30 pm   Aperture Foundation presents Grays the Mountain Sends, an exhibition of photographs by Bryan Schutmaat, the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner. The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. This year, Aperture’s staff reviewed close to one thousand portfolio-prize entries. The challenge was to select one top prize and…

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Looking at Me, Looking at You, Looking at Us

                      Opening Reception: Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.   The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. —Dorothea Lange, Aperture cofounder Looking at Me, Looking at You, Looking at Us is an exhibition of photographs and photobooks by students from the Grand St. Settlement and Hudson Guild Beacon Community Centers. The exhibition is the culmination of a new visual-literacy curriculum implemented through Aperture’s Community Education Partnerships. The program uses photography to teach students how to understand images, while developing strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills….

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