The New York Times Magazine Photographs

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.

The exhibition is comprised of thirteen individual modules, each of which focuses on a notable project or series of projects that has been presented in the pages of the Magazine. The featured projects mirror the Magazine‘s eclecticism, presenting seminal examples of reportage and portraiture as well as fine art photography.

The exhibition also includes contextualizing reading material for all the projects on exhibit, and an extensive series of selected tearsheets and covers from the last thirty years of the Magazine.

Curated by Kathy Ryan and Lesley A. Martin.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition consists of approx. 130 works by forty-three artists spread over thirteen modules. Contextual material includes contact sheets, snapshots, six video works, personal correspondence, tear sheets and original magazines that offer further insight into the creative process.

Photographers included in the exhibition are:

Lynsey Addario / David Armstrong / Lyle Ashton Harris / Roger Ballen / Lillian Bassman / Chuck Close / Fred R. Conrad / Gregory Crewdson / Victoria Diehl / Philip-Lorca diCorcia / Rineke Dijkstra / Mitch Epstein / Ángel Franco / Lee Friedlander / Ashley Gilbertson / Nan Goldin / Janusz Kamiński / Edward Keating / Jeff Koons / Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin / Annie Leibovitz / Mary Ellen Mark / Steve McCurry / Ryan McGinley / Hellen van Meene / Jeff Mermelstein / Abelardo Morell / Simon Norfolk / Michael O’Neill / Jake Paltrow / Paolo Pellegrin / Jack Pierson / Alex Prager / Sebastião Salgado / Alfred Seiland / Nancy Siesel / Andres Serrano / Malick Sidibé / Sølve Sundsbø / Larry Towell / Lars Tunbjörk / Damon Winter

The New York Times Magazine Photographs
Edited by Kathy Ryan
Hardcover with jacket
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
448 pages
500 4-color images

Participation Fee:
Please call Annette Booth at (212) 946-7128.

The exhibition is available through 2015.

Current Venue List:

  • Hunter Museum of American Art
    10 Bluff View Avenue, Chattanooga, TN
    Monday, November 24, 2014 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
  • Aperture Gallery
    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • MOCA Jacksonville
    333 North Laura Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, August 24, 2014
  • Fotofestiwal Lodz
    Lodz, Poland
    The New York Times Magazine Tearsheets
    Thursday, June 6 – Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Centro de Extensión, Universidad Católica de Chile
    Alameda 340, Santiago, Chile
    Monday, April 15 – Friday, May 31, 2013
  • Palau Robert
    Passeig de Gràcia, 107, Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday, September 20 – Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • Foam
    Keizersgracht 609 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Thursday, March 22 – Thursday, May 31, 2012
  • Les Rencontres d’Arles
    Église de Sainte-Anne, Arles, France
    Monday, July 4 – Sunday, September 4, 2011