Save the Date for Aperture’s 2011 Benefit, Auction, and SNAP! Party

Join Aperture in New York for our 2011 Benefit and Auction on October 17 at the Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers.

Here’s an overview of what promises to be a memorable celebration:

We will honor artist Bruce Davidson, a Magnum Photos member and one of America’s most influential documentary photographers; Gerhard Steidl, for his outstanding skill and craftsmanship as a printer and publisher; and Robert Anthoine, Aperture Chairman Emeritus, who has dedicated over thirty years to helping lead Aperture to prominence in the field of photographic publishing;

The event will be co-chaired by Sondra Gilman, Susan Gutfreund, and Karl Lagerfeld;

Fabulous classic and contemporary photographs will be available for purchase at the evening’s live, silent and emerging artists auctions;

The SNAP! New Collectors Program Benefit Party will take place immediately following the Benefit Dinner and Auction. Cochaired by artist Jowhara AlSaud, Peter Berberian of Gotham Imaging, Emily Bierman of Sotheby’s, and actor Ken Triwush, the event will feature an exciting Emerging Artists Auction, live jazz by DW-40, and spinning by Japanster.

And, following last year’s success, we are pleased to invite Patron-level Benefit supporters to participate in a special series of events during the weekend prior to the Benefit on October 15 and 16. These include visits to the studios of leading photographers, viewings of outstanding private collections, and a cocktail reception at the home of Aperture Trustee John and his wife Susan Gutfreund. These events will provide exceptional opportunities to interact with leading artists and collectors in an intimate atmosphere.

Click here for more details and to buy tickets to the event

Click here to view images from last year’s Benefit, Auction, and Patrons’ Weekend

Click here to view images from last year’s SNAP! Benefit Party

Image caption: Central Park, 1992, by Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos