Rick Sands: Breaking The Light Barrier

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Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004; from the series Beneath the Roses         “I always call him ‘the genius of light’. He puts all of the lighting scenes together. He thinks differently than everyone else I know. He just responds to light. It’s remarkable.” —Gregory Crewdson on Rick Sands   Join master illuminator Rick Sands for “Breaking the Light Barrier,” a workshop for photographers who would like to improve their understanding of lighting—from conceptualization through execution. For nearly fifteen years, Sands has created elaborate lighting for the narrative photographs of artist Gregory Crewdson. The class will cover varied philosophies…

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LaToya Ruby Frazier: Selected Works Walkthrough

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LaToya Ruby Frazier walks us through her exhibition, LaToya Ruby Frazier: Selected Works at Aperture gallery in New York.

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Mary Virginia Swanson: Securing Support for your Long-Term Project

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Jamey Stillings, Nevada Arch Segment, April 29, 2009; from the series The Bridge at Hoover Dam Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.         On the first day, Swanson will present an extensive illustrated lecture, which provides an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role…

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Report from the Shanghai Center of Photography

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The newly opened Shanghai Center of Photography promises an ambitious array of photography exhibitions in its inaugural year.

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Inside Aperture’s Spring Patron Cocktail Event

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Aperture Patrons, board members, and photographers Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao and Scout Tufankjian gathered for the second annual Spring Patron Cocktail Party.

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Bruno Ceschel: The Self-Published Photo Book

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Photograph by Brendon Baker and Daniel Evans, from Self Publish, Be Happy (Aperture, 2015) Join Bruno Ceschel, founder of Self Publish, Be Happy—and author of the book of the same name, to be published by Aperture in fall 2015—for a two-day intensive workshop conceived for people interested in publishing their own photobooks.         Workshop participants will be given the necessary tools and insight to become publishers of their own publications. The class will cover various contemporary publishing models, from the zine to the traditional, perfect-bound photobook. Editing, sequencing, and design will be discussed both theoretically and practically. The class will also…

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On Philip Gefter’s Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe

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PBR8_GefterWagstaff

Philip Gefter’s new biography of Sam Wagstaff examines the life of the influential curator and collector, and his romantic relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Magazine Work

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In the new issue of Aperture magazine, Tokyo-based curator Ivan Vartanian offers a look through the pages of the popular magazines of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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Issue 9 of the Aperture Photography App Now Available

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2015_06_05_ApertureApp_Issue9

The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device.

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