Thanks for your Support at our 2011 Benefit, Auction & SNAP! Party

Last Monday, Aperture’s 2011 Benefit, Auction & SNAP! Party honored three incredibly influential figures: Bruce Davidson, Gerhard Steidl and Robert Anthione. The night had a warm and exciting atmosphere and our guests enjoyed looking at and bidding on plenty of amazing photography. In addition to the Live Auction conducted by Sotheby’s very own Denise Bethel, there was also a Silent Auction, and an Emerging Artists SNAP! Silent Auction. Aperture couldn’t have pulled this fabulous night off without the tireless support of our Board of Trustees, Benefit cochairs  Sondra Gilman, Susan Gutfreund, and Karl Lagerfeld; Auction cochairs Cathy Kaplan, Anne Stark, and Severn Taylor; and SNAP! Party cochairs artist Jowhara AlSaud, Peter Berberian of Gotham Imaging, Emily Bierman of Sotheby’s, and actor Ken Triwush. Thank you to all our generous supporters who contributed to the success of our most important fundraiser of the year!

Auction cochair Anne Stark, Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla, guests, Honorees Gerhard Steidl and Robert Anthoine, Benefit cochair Sondra Gilman, and Honoree Bruce Davidson.

Aperture’s Executive Director Chris Boot welcomes honorees Gerhard Steidl, Robert Anthoine, and Bruce Davidson.

Honoree Gerhard Steidl with Benefit cochair Susan Gutfreund.

Auction cochair Cathy Kaplan and guest.

Peter MacGill, Lesley A. Martin, guest, Mark Levine, and Fred Smith.

Muna Rihani, Chairman Emeritus John H. Gutfreund, guest, and Benefit cochair Susan Gutfreund.

Rachel Rimsky and SNAP! Party cochair Emily Bierman.

Alyse Archer-Coité, guest and artist Rachel Barrett enjoying the SNAP! Benefit Party.