Organized by Aperture Foundation
March 31 – May 29, 2016
J. Wayne Stark Galleries
Aperture: Photographs follows the evolution of Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs made over a period of fifty years. In the process, it charts the evolution of photography itself.
Aperture was originally conceived in 1952 at an Aspen Institute conference on the future of photography as a magazine promoting the appreciation of photography as an art form. Attendees included Minor White who became founding editor and publisher, along with cofounders Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the historians/curators Beaumont and Nancy Newhall.
The limited-edition print program began in 1964 under White’s successor Michael Hoffman, in support of Aperture’s publishing activities, and continues today as an integral part of Aperture’s programming, offering audiences the opportunity to own an original work.
Aperture: Photographs is organized by Aperture Foundation. The exhibition is sponsored by 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle, as a community-based public service.
Banner image: Eikoh Hosoe, Barakei #32, 1961, cropped