Aperture Fall Book Preview!

Aperture is proud to share our upcoming season of beautiful books with you! See below and visit our website for a sneak peak of our diverse line up, from The New York Times Magazine Photographs to Is This Place Great or What, by Brian Ulrich along with many more. Click on the titles and sign up to be notified when each book releases. Stay tuned for details of events, exhibitions and more!

The New York Times Magazine Photographs, Edited by Kathy Ryan, (October 2011)

For over thirty years, the New York Times Magazine has presented the myriad possibilities and applications of photography. Edited by Kathy Ryan, long-time photo-editor of the magazine, this volume presents some of the finest commissioned photographs worldwide in various sections: reportage, portraiture, style, and conceptual photography including photo illustration. Check out spreads from The 6th Floor blog here.

Subway, Photographs by Bruce Davidson, (September 2011)

In 1986, Aperture first published Bruce Davidson’s Subway – a groundbreaking series that has garnered critical acclaim for its phenomenal use of extremes of color set against flash-lit skin. In this third edition of a classic of photographic literature, a sequence of 118 images (including twenty five never-before-published) move the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. An exhibition of this work will be on view at Aperture Gallery this fall. More details to be announced.

Koudelka: Gypsies, Photographs by Josef Koudelka, (September 2011)

Koudelka: Gypsies, lavishly printed in a unique quadratone mix by artisianal printer Gerhard Steidl, rekindles the energy and astonishment of this foundational body of work by master photographer Josef Koudelka. This stunning new edition includes thirty never-before-published images and a new text by Roma scholar and sociologist Will Guy, who also wrote the essay for the 1975 edition.

The Latin American Photobook, By Horacio Fernández, (October 2011)

A growing appreciation of the photobook has inspired a new flood of scholarship and connoisseurship of the form – few as surprising and inspiring at The Latin American Photobook, the culmination of a four-year, cross-continental research effort led by Horacio Fernández, author of the seminal volume, Fotografia Pública; other advisors include Marcelo Brodsky, Iãta Cannabrava, and Martin Parr.

Is This Place Great Or What, Photographs by Brian Ulrich, (October 2011)

Is This Place Great Or What, Brian Ulrich’s long-awaited first monograph, presents the photographer’s decade-long exploration of the shifting tectonic plates that make up American consumer society. Tracing a palpable trajectory from irrational exuberance to debt-laden hangover, Ulrich has successfully managed to get under the skin of the current economic crisis, providing a sobering document – both personal as well as sociologically astute – of the American consumer psyche in the first decade of the twenty-first century. An exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art will open on August 27, 2011 and is Ulrich’s first solo museum exhibition.

The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, By W. M. Hunt, (September 2011)

The Unseen Eye resents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: in each image, the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured or the eyes firmly closed. Amassed over the course of thirty years by New York collector W. M. Hunt, the collection includes works by masters such as Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Imogen Cunningham, William Klein, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Robert Frank as well as lesser-known artists and vernacular images. An exhibition of will be on view at the George Eastman House, Rochester, opening on October 1, 2011.

Diane Arbus: A Chronology, (October 2011)

Diane Arbus: A Chronology is the closest thing possible to reading a contemporaneous diary by one of the most daring, influential, and controversial artists of the twentieth century. Drawn primarily from Arbus’ extensive correspondence with friends, family and colleagues,; personal notebooks; and other unpublished writings, this beautifully produced volume exposes the private thoughts and motivations of an artist whose astonishing vision derived from the courage to see things as they are and the grace to permit them simply to be. On the fortieth anniversary of Arbus’ death Aperture newly reissues the universally acknowledged classic, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph and Untitled: Diane Arbus with image separations specially prepared by Robert J. Hennessey using prints by Neil Selkirk.