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September 15th, NYC: Artist Talk by Helen Sear

© 2012 Helen Sear

Aperture
Artist Talk and Book Signing by Helen Sear
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Klompching Gallery and Ffotogallery present at Aperture a talk and book signing with British artist Helen Sear. Helen Sear’s third solo exhibition, on view September 13–October 26, at the Klompching Gallery, features two new series, Sightlines and Pastoral Monuments, being shown for the first time in the United States.

Helen Sear: Inside The View was published by Ffotogallery in February 2012, and is the first significant publication that charts the key artworks made by Helen Sear, over the course of her thirty years as an active artist.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York  [map]

September 12th, Washington, DC: “Photography Changes Everything: A Conversation at the Smithsonian”

Aperture | Smithsonian American Art Museum
Photography Changes Everything
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Photography Changes Everything harnesses the extraordinary visual assets of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums to trigger an unprecedented and interdisciplinary dialogue about how photography does more than record the world. Join Marvin Heiferman, editor; David Griffin, visuals editor at the Washington Post; Bruce Hoffman, director of security studies at Georgetown University; and Philip Kennicott, art and architecture critic at the Washington Post, for a lively discussion, moderated by Merry Foresta, founding director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, with a book signing to follow.”

Smithsonian American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC  [map]

Deadline September 10th: The Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2012

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
PhotoBook Awards 2012
Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

 The Awards will focus on two major categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year. A pre-selected shortlist of thirty titles will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review; will be exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais and at Aperture Gallery in New York; and will tour to other venues, to be determined. The initial selection will be made by Phillip Block, Deputy Director of Programs and Director of Education at International Center of Photography; Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation; Lesley Martin, Publisher, Aperture Foundation; Julien Frydman, Director of Paris Photo; James Wellford, senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine.

A final jury in Paris, including Els Barents, Director of the Huis Marseille Museum of Photography; Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Edward Robinson, LACMA associate curator of photography; Thomas Seelig, Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, will select the winners for both prizes, which will be revealed at the opening of Paris Photo on November 14, 2012.

First PhotoBook
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist* whose first photobook is deemed by an independent jury to be best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and distributed either for purchase or free of charge.
  • A book which is the first by the given photographer/artist is eligible for entry, whether a first self-published book, a first limited-edition book, a first gallery-published collection, a first book made available by print-on-demand, or a first book published by a publisher for release in the book trade. A first book published by an established publisher is eligible for entry even if the photographer/artist previously released a self-published book or a limited-edition book for distribution outside the trade. However, once a photographer/artist has had a book published by a mainstream publisher in the book trade, a subsequent book (whether self-published or not) is not eligible for entry.
  • May be released by a publisher (in a trade or limited edition) or self-published.
  • First books eligible for entry include those produced via print-on-demand.
  • A book released by a publisher is eligible if it is the first trade book by the given photographer/artist, even if an earlier limited-edition or self published book has previously been made available by that artist/photographer.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible.

PhotoBook of the Year
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist*, and publisher responsible, whose book is deemed by an independent jury to be the best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and published in an edition of no less than one hundred copies.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible for entry.

*Books by or featuring the work of more than one photographer/artist are eligible in both categories.

Entry Fee
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher”

Click here for the submission guidelines.
Click here to apply online.

Deadline September 10th: The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2012

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
Photobook Awards 2012: First Photobook & Photobook of the Year
Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation have joined forces to launch two new photobook awards in 2012. Entries will be accepted from July 15 through September 10, 2012. Thirty shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited, and the award winners will be announced, at Paris Photo, November 14-18, 2012.

Featuring Two Categories

  • First PhotoBook
    A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist whose first photobook is deemed by an independent jury to be best of the year.
  • PhotoBook of the Year
    PhotoBook of the Year will be awarded to the photographer/artist and publisher, whose book is deemed by an independent jury to be the best of the year.

Jury

  • Shortlist Selection
    The initial selection will be made by Phillip Block, Deputy Director of Programs and Director of Education at the International Center of Photography; Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation; Julien Frydman, Director of Paris Photo; Lesley A. Martin, Publisher at Aperture Foundation; and James Wellford, senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine.
  • Final Selection
    A final jury in Paris, including Els Barrents, Director of the Huis Marseille; Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Edward Robinson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Associate Curator of Photography; Thomas Seelig, Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur; and others to be announced, will select the winners for both prizes.”

For further details, submission guidelines for each of the awards, and to enter, click here.

March 27th, NYC: Performance with W.M. Hunt “The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…
A multimedia performance piece with W. M. Hunt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

W. M. “Bill” Hunt will recreate this unique performance piece suggested by the text for his book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture, 2011). Hunt debuted A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions… last October when the book was launched.  Hunt, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, has created a special performance piece suggested by his text from the book. This evening is one of information and digression, hopefully bringing to light many of the names and stories left out of the book.

This monologue, accompanied by projections and video, will be a rumination on his many years of collecting, on a life in photographs. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. He has been a fundraiser (Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund), a dealer (Ricco/Maresca Gallery and his own Hasted Hunt) as well as a writer and a teacher.

His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart-stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden. The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures are characterized by what, at first glance, its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

March 10th, NYC: The 2012 Armory Collectors Brunch at Aperture

Aperture Foundation
The 2012 Armory Collectors Brunch
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

“In honor of the annual Armory Show, Aperture is pleased to present an all-day Armory Brunch. The event will include appearances by Aperture artists, who will be available to sign their books, special offers on Aperture books and limited-editions, and more. Join us to mingle with friends and colleagues in the heart of Chelsea’s art district. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the current exhibition Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography and meet artists Richard Mosse, Brian Ulrich, and Penelope Umbrico, collector Bill Hunt, and many more. Refreshments will be served. More details forthcoming.”

Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

December 15th, NYC: An Evening with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel

Aperture Foundation and the School of Visual Arts
An Evening with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel
Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public, reception to follow screening.

Who is Marvin Israel? [2005] is a short documentary on the life and work of the enigmatic Marvin Israel (1924–1984), artist, designer, art director, and teacher. Israel’s influence on Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and Lee Friedlander, among others, is explored in the words of those who knew him. Directed by Neil Selkirk.

The Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus is an original audio recording of a 1970 slide presentation by Diane Arbus in which she speaks about photography using her own work and other photographs, snapshots and clippings from her collection. Compiled and edited by Neil Selkirk, Doon Arbus, and Adam Shott.”

School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York

December 8th, NYC: Opening Reception for Alex Webb’s “The Suffering of Light: 30 Years of Images”

©2011 Alex Webb

Aperture Foundation
Alex Webb The Suffering of Light: 30 Years of Images

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm

“Aperture Foundation is pleased to announce the exhibition, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Images, coinciding with Alex Webb’s recently published monograph of the same title.

Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography, since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb notes, ‘To me, it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.’

Webb’s ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humor. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.”

The exhibition will be on view until January, 19, 2012

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Between 10th and 11th Avenues
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

November 17th, NYC: Panel Discsussion with Kathy Ryan

Aperture Foundation
Panel Discussion with Kathy Ryan, New York Times Magazine Photographs
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Admission: Free

“Longtime photo editor Kathy Ryan will discuss her new book, The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011) at Barnes and Noble with photographers Damon Winter and Taryn Simon.

The book reflects upon and interrogates the nature of both photography and print magazines, at this pivotal moment in their history and evolution. It presents some of the finest commissioned photographs worldwide of various types, including reportage, portraiture, style, conceptual photography, and photo illustration. Also addressed are issues of documentary photography in relation to more conceptual photography; the efficacy of storytelling; and what makes an image evidentiary, objective, subjective, truthful, or a tool for advocacy; as well as discussion of whether these matters are currently moot, or more critical than ever. As such, The New York Times Magazine Photographs aims to serve as a springboard for a rigorous, necessary, and revitalized examination of photography as presented within a modern journalistic context.”

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
150 East 86th Street
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 369-2180

October 26th, NYC: Artist Talk by Bruce Davidson

© 2011 Bruce Davidson

Aperture Foundation
Artist Talk: Bruce Davidson, Subway
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Admission: Free

“First published in 1986, photographer Bruce Davidson‘s classic book Subway has since garnered critical acclaim for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin.  In this third publication, a sequence of 118 images, including 25 never-before-published photographs, moves the viewer through a landscape sometimes menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. The images include the full panoply of New Yorkers—from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses, to stalking predators, and the homeless.  Davidson’s accompanying text tells the story behind the images, clarifying his method and dramatizing his experience.

Join Davidson for a talk and book signing on the occasion of his exhibition Subway, and the reissue of his book. Please note that Davidson will only be signing copies of Subway at his artist talk and no other publications.”

This talk is being presented in conjunction with Davidson’s exhibition at Aperture on view until October 29th.

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

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