Exhibition: Aperture: Photographs


  • FotoWeek Central 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC, 20009 United States
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On View at FotoWeek Central
2801 16th St. NW Washington DC 20009

This exhibition follows the evolution of Aperture Foundation through a display of photographs from its print and fundraising programs made over a period of 50 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.  

The exhibition features works from the following artists: Diane Arbus, Bill Armstrong, Olivo Barbieri, Letizia Battaglia, Jo Ann Callis,Robert Capa, Michal Chelbin, John Chiara, William Christenberry, Barbara Crane, Bruce Davidson, Michael Flomen, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Paul Fusco, Luigi Ghirri,Todd Hido, Eikoh Hosoe, Pieter Hugo, Graciela Iturbide,Rinko Kawauchi, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, Danny Lyon, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, Richard Misrach, Lisette Model, James Mollison, Barbara Morgan, Richard Mosse, Vik Muniz, Matthew Pillsbury, Sylvia Plachy, Robert Rauschenberg, Sebastião Salgado, August Sander, Stephen Shames, David Benjamin Sherry, Stephen Shore, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Penelope Umbrico, Nick Waplington, Alex Webb, James Welling, Edward Weston, Minor White, Hank Willis Thomas and David Wojnarowicz.

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