This year, Aperture was pleased to invite its Trustees and Patrons to join us for a series of exclusive activities surrounding Paris Photo 2011.
Celebrating Paris as the capital of photography during the Fair, our supporters enjoyed visiting Diane Arbus’ retrospective at the Jeu de Paume, guided by museum’s director Marta Gili. They also went on a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most comprehensive libraries of contemporary photography at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, guided by Irène Attinger, head of the library. At Le Bal, they met with the director Diane Dufour, who presented this new space for documentary photography and new media. The Patrons joined the private opening reception of the Aperture Presents exhibition at the Montblanc store. They followed tours by curators Simon Baker (Tate Modern, London) and Anne Lacoste (Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne), collector Artur Walther, and publisher Markus Schaden presenting their exhibitions at Paris Photo. And of course, their trip would not have been complete without gathering in a typical Parisian atmosphere for a cocktail reception and piano concert by Mio Chiba at the home of Dr. Michèle Verschoore.
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