Monday, June 01, 2009

Aperture Foundation in June

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Have you visited the Aperture Foundation space in Chelsea? If you love photography, then this is a must-visit place in New York City.

Aperture—a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography—was founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall; as well as Melton Ferris, Ernest Louie, and Dody Warren. With scant resources, these visionary artists created a new quarterly periodical, Aperture, to serve photographers and photography enthusiasts worldwide. Aperture has maintained the founders’ spirit throughout its history—in terms of its editorial freedom, its experiential nature and the confluence of disparate sensibilities and approaches that may converge in any given issue of the magazine. The aim is to foster both the development and the appreciation of the medium and its practitioners.

In 2005, Aperture’s three-thousand-square-foot gallery opened in New York’s Chelsea art district. Since then, Aperture has exhibited an eclectic and critically acclaimed array of shows, including Nazar: Photographs from the Arab World; Joan Fontcuberta: Landscapes Without Memory; William Christenberry, Photographs: 1961–2005; A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, images by Chuck Close, poems by Bob Holman; Lisette Model and Her Successors; and the Lucie-nominated Invasion 68: Prague, photographs by Josef Koudelka.

Here are some of the events that are happening there in June...

6 / 09 All the Days and Nights, Doug DuBois
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6 / 11 Periodical Photographs, Photographs by Dan Winters
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6 / 18 Some Like It Hot Summer Party

6 / 29 Photography After Frank, Essays by Philip Gefter


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The Aperture Gallery is located at:

547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenues)

And by the way, the blog is pretty amazing...

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