Aperture Gallery - Aperture Gallery Past Exhibitions
Luigi Ghirri was born in 1943 and died in 1992, at the age of forty-nine. During his relatively short life, he revolutionized Italian photography in the 1970s. Although widely considered a pioneer and master of contemporary color photography, Ghirri’s international reputation never fully took root before his death. Featuring both vintage and contemporary prints, this first major U.S. exhibition of Ghirri’s work coincides with the publication of the Aperture book of the same title.
On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the invasion of Prague, Aperture Gallery presents Invasion 68: Prague, an exhibition and catalog of Josef Koudelka’s remarkable work made during that one week.
For the past several years—and with seemingly limitless access—American photographer Richard Ross has been making unsettling and thought-provoking pictures of architectural spaces that exert power over the individuals within them. These compelling, sometimes disturbing, images are brought together in Architecture of Authority, which is accompanied by a book of the same title.
Ten Series Photographs by Matthew Sleeth and In Almost Every Picture Collected and Edited by Erik KesselsTuesday, March 4, 2008–Saturday, May 17, 2008
Ten Series and In Almost Every Picture explore the tension between the perceived realism offered by photography and the simultaneous realization that we can never really know anything concrete through the photographic image. In Ten Series and In Almost Every Picture, the everyday has never looked so ordinary or so strange.
For the past fifteen years, Dawoud Bey has made striking, large-scale color portraits of students at high schools across the United States. Depicting teenagers from a wide economic, social, and ethnic spectrum—and intensely attentive to their poses and gestures—he has created a highly diverse group portrait of a generation that challenges teenage stereotypes.