Posts from the ‘Traveling Exhibitions’ Category

Martin Parr
Life’s a Beach

Project
Installation shot at Aperture Gallery, New York (credit: Photo315).
Installation shot at Aperture Gallery, New York (credit: Photo315).

In Life’s a Beach, one of Britain’s most beloved photographers takes us on a color-saturated journey through a place loved by all, the seaside, with its general absurdities and local quirks. Martin Parr has been photographing this subject for many decades, documenting all aspects of the tradition, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway. His international career, in fact, could well be traced to the launch of The Last Resort, a 1986 book depicting the seaside resort of New Brighton, near Liverpool. What may be less known is that this obsession has led Parr to photograph beaches across the world. This exhibition presents photos of beachgoers on far-flung shores, including in Argentina, Brazil, China, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Thailand, and of course, the U.K.

Read More →

Jonathan Torgovnik
Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape
Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

Description: Intended Consequences, photographs by Jonathan Torgovnik, is an extraordinary series of environmental portraits made in Rwanda of women who were brutally raped during the genocide and the children they bore as a result. Through the exhibition’s striking images, accompanied by selections from the women’s testimonies, Torgovnik provides these mothers an opportunity to tell their stories. Amnesty International and Foundation Rwanda join Aperture Foundation with this exhibition to mark the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and to create a comprehensive dialogue about the legacy of genocide and sexual violence against women. Traveling to Rwanda repeatedly over three years, Torgovnik…

Read More →

Alex Webb
The Suffering of Light

The Suffering of Light
The Suffering of Light

Description: Gathering images from the far corners of the globe, The Suffering of Light is the most comprehensive exhibition ever shown in the United States charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light since the 1970s. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb claims, “To me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.” After tiring…

Read More →

Aperture Remix

Penelope Umbrico, Installation mock-up for Moving Mountains (1850–2012), 2012
Courtesy the artist
Penelope Umbrico, Installation mock-up for Moving Mountains (1850–2012), 2012
Courtesy the artist

Description: On the occasion of Aperture’s sixtieth anniversary in 2012, a select group of contemporary photographers each respond to an Aperture publication that has been influential in forming their work, paying it artistic homage. Each commissioned artist in Aperture Remix has created a new work, inspired by the ideas that they have found most influential or of greatest concern in the earlier work. The range of participating artists, and the diversity of their approaches, reflect the multifaceted and elastic nature of contemporary photography. The works that each artist has created for Aperture Remix—incorporating new images made in response or interventions…

Read More →

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

JE9A8445-copy
JE9A8445-copy

  Description: Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo are proud to present the shortlist nominees and winners of the second annual photobook awards. Prior to Paris Photo, a jury met in New York to review all eight hundred entries to the awards. From this collection, a shortlist of thirty titles was selected (ten for PhotoBook of the Year and twenty for First PhotoBook). The following jury compiled the shortlist: Vince Aletti, curator, critic, and author who writes photography reviews for the New Yorker; Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo; Lesley A. Martin, publisher of the Aperture book program and of The…

Read More →

The New York Times Magazine Photographs

general-view_18
general-view_18

For over thirty years, the weekly New York Times Magazine has shaped the possibilities of magazine photography, through its commissioning and publishing of photographers’ work across the spectrum of the medium, from photojournalism to fashion photography and portraiture. In this exhibition, focusing primarily on the past fifteen years, long-time New York Times Magazine Photo Editor Kathy Ryan provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes that have made this magazine the leading venue for photographic storytelling within contemporary news media.

Read More →