1. Announcing Aperture Summer Open 2014


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    We’re excited to announce the first-ever Aperture Summer Open, a new exhibition that gives you the chance to see your work hanging at Aperture Gallery in New York City. The Summer Open will reflect what’s happening in photography today, and anyone—whether established or aspiring, professional or enthusiast, young or old—can submit their work. This year’s selections will be made by Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot. The call for entries is now open—check our website for updates and more on how to submit!

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    • Aperture at Sixty


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      A film to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Aperture, and to honor the many photographers and writers whose work has shaped the Aperture legacy.

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      • Billy Bragg Visits Aperture


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        For The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party and Auction, we commissioned Alec Soth, Billy Bragg, and Joe Purdy to take a road trip and create a live performance of music, photography, and video. They drove from Rock Island, Illinois, to Little Rock, Arkansas, performing and gathering material along the way. This week, Billy Bragg stopped by Aperture Gallery and spoke to executive director Chris Boot about the trip. The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party and Auction, an evening of art and entertainment in tribute to Robert Frank, will take place October 21 at Terminal 5 in New York City. Purchase your ticket here: http://www.aperture.org/benefit-2014/

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        • 2/4 - Chris Boot (dir. d'Aperture), Markus Schaden (Editeur), Rémi Coignet (critique): L’avenir du Photobook


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          A l'occasion du 5e festival international du livre de photographie de Kassel, ses trois excellents éditeurs et critiques s'interrogent sur l'avenir de l'édition de livres photographiques.

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          • Chris Boot Invites You to Celebrate Aperture at Sixty


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            Executive Director Chris Boot introduces Aperture's anniversary season of distinct events, new publications, and special projects.

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            • Felicity Bush @ The Concorde2, Brighton, UK.


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              Vocals - Felicity Bush Backing Vocals - Jo Harmann & Kelly Barnes Guitar - Rowan Bishop & Emmanuel Bass Guitar - Ali Wright Drums - Chris Boot

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              • Joe Purdy Visits Aperture


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                Joe Purdy stopped by Aperture to check in with executive director Chris Boot following his performance with photographer Alec Soth and musician Billy Bragg at our Aperture Open Road Benefit Party and Auction. For the multimedia performance, the three traveled along the Rock Island line with filmmaker Isaac Gale, playing music and photographing along the way. As they travelled, the group played impromptu shows, performing at each place they stopped, including a benefit held outside of Ferguson, Mississippi. Of the experience, Purdy recalls, "It's been really inspiring and has sent me on a task of being less lazy as a person ... the people and the issues that we found in America have started to really influence my work. You could call it a political stance but I just think of it more as a human stance." The group is planning to continue traveling and performing together in 2015.

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                • PRINTING SHOW - TKY


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                  Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot speaks with Daido Moriyama and Ivan Vartanian about PRINTING SHOW - TKY. Organized by Ivan Vartanian, PRINTING SHOW is a recreation of Daido Moriyama's 1974 performance of the same name. Following the format of the original performance as closely as possible, in lieu of prints mounted on the gallery walls, visitors to the gallery will find the photographer stationed at a photocopy machine duplicating his photographic prints. As was done forty years ago, these photocopied sheets will be assembled and staple-bound with a silk-screened cover printed in the gallery space during the performance.

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                  • Vision Award 2014


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                    About the Vision Award
: Each year, the Center for Photography at Woodstock recognizes an outstanding figure in the photography community with the Vision Award. Established in 2004, past honorees have included Sandra S. Phillips, Willis E. Hartshorn, Fred Baldwin & Wendy Watriss, the photo agency VII, W.M. Hunt, Lilo Raymond, Neil C. Trager, Kenro Izu, Howard Greenberg, John Dugdale, and Colleen & Kathleen Kenyon. 2014 Honoree Kathy Ryan, the Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine, has been a pioneer at combining fine art photography and photojournalism in the pages of the Magazine. She has worked with the publication for more than 25 years; in that time, the Magazine has been recognized with numerous photography awards. In fall 2011, a book edited by Ryan titled "The New York Times Magazine Photographs", was published by Aperture. A traveling exhibition of photographs from the book, co-curated by Ryan, opened at the Rencontres d’Arles in July 2011, then went to Foam Museum in Amsterdam in spring 2012, and the Palau Robert in Barcelona in fall 2012. Ryan received the 1997 Picture Editor of the Year Award at the Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival; a Lucie Award for Picture Editor of the Year in 2003; and a lifetime achievement award from the Griffin Photography Museum. In 2010, the Magazine won its first Emmy for a series of videos, produced by Ryan and the Magazine’s visual team, featuring renowned actors. In fall 2013 she curated the 1/1 Aperture benefit and auction. In June 2011 she co-curated the LOOK3 photography festival in Charlottesville, VA, with Scott Thode. In 2008 she was a co-curator of the inaugural New York Photo Festival, and in the following year organized the exhibitions "Prune: Abstracting Reality" for FOAM Museum in Amsterdam and "Dutch Seen" for the Museum of the City of New York and FOAM. Last fall, Ryan co-curated the School of Visual Arts Alumni exhibition, Myths & Realities, with Scott Thode. Ryan lectures and has served on many photo juries. In spring 2012 she gave the Karsh Lecture in Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. She serves as a mentor and thesis adviser at New York’s School of Visual Arts. In 2015 she and Thode will again curate the LOOK3 Festival. Ryan is having lots of fun these days posting pictures of life at The New York Times Magazine on Instagram. A book, published by Aperture, was released in October 2014.

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