Tag Archives: Fortieth Anniversary

An Evening with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel

© Diane Arbus

After the overwhelming response to the previous screening, Aperture and the School of Visual Arts present: A Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus [1970] and a screening of Who is Marvin Israel? [2005]. Read the article by Hilton Als titled Arbus Speaks from The New Yorker’s Book Bench column.

Who is Marvin Israel? [2005] is a short documentary on the life and work of the enigmatic Marvin Israel (1924–1984), artist, designer, art director, and teacher. Israel’s influence on Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and Lee Friedlander, among others, is explored in the words of those who knew him. Directed by Neil Selkirk.

The Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus is an original audio recording of a 1970 slide presentation by Diane Arbus in which she speaks about photography using her own work and other photographs, snapshots and clippings from her collection. Compiled and edited by Neil Selkirk, Doon Arbus, and Adam Shott.

This program coincides with the release of Diane Arbus: A Chronology and newly reissued Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph and Untitled: Diane Arbus on the fortieth anniversary of the original publication.

Thursday, November 15, 2011
Doors at 7:00 pm, Screening at 7:30 pm
First come; first serve.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to the screening- there are limited seats available.

SVA Theatre
333 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York

Invasion 68 Prague: Josef Koudelka – MOSCOW

© Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

In 1968, Josef Koudelka was thirty years old. He had committed himself to photography as a full-time career only recently, and had been chronicling the theater and the lives of gypsies, but he had never photographed a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city of Prague, ending the short-lived political freedom in Czechoslovakia that came to be known as the “Prague Spring.” In the midst of the turmoil of the Soviet-led invasion, Koudelka took to the streets to document this critical moment. It was a major turning point in his life

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, Russia, present the exhibition of the legendary Czech photographer Josef Koudelka—“Invasion 68 Prague”—a series that not only embodies a key period of Czech history, but also has become recognized as a classic example of the photo-documentary genre. Forty years later, these photographs, which have been seen around the world, will be shown in Moscow. This is the most famous series of images by Josef Koudelka in history of photo reportage.

Koudelka’s photographs of the invasion were miraculously smuggled out of the country. A year after they reached New York, Magnum Photos distributed the images, but credited them to an unknown Czech photographer to avoid reprisals. The intensity and significance of the images earned the still-anonymous photographer the Robert Capa Award. Sixteen years passed before Koudelka could safely acknowledge authorship.

The exhibition, Invasion 68 Prague, is comprised of images personally selected by Josef Koudelka from his extensive archive, and is co-produced with Magnum Photos. Conceived as an installation, it features large-scale, ink-jet prints as well as related texts.

In August 2008, Aperture published a monograph of the same title on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the invasion.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by generous support from Mark and Elizabeth Levine. Additional support provided by HP and Coloredge.

Exhibition on view:
Thursday, October 7–Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
Marsh embankment, 3, p. 1
Moscow, Russia
(495) 228-98-78

Click here for full traveling exhibition details regarding Invasion 68 Prague.

An Evening with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel

© Diane Arbus

Aperture and the School of Visual Arts BFA and MFA Photography, Video and Related Media and MPS Digital Photography present: A Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus [1970] and a screening of Who is Marvin Israel? [2005]. Read the article by Hilton Als titled Arbus Speaks from The New Yorker’s Book Bench column.

Who is Marvin Israel? [2005] is a short documentary on the life and work of the enigmatic Marvin Israel (1924–1984), artist, designer, art director, and teacher. Israel’s influence on Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and Lee Friedlander, among others, is explored in the words of those who knew him. Directed by Neil Selkirk.

The Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus is an original audio recording of a 1970 slide presentation by Diane Arbus in which she speaks about photography using her own work and other photographs, snapshots and clippings from her collection. Compiled and edited by Neil Selkirk, Doon Arbus, and Adam Shott.

This program coincides with the release of Diane Arbus: A Chronology and newly reissued Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph and Untitled: Diane Arbus on the fortieth anniversary of Arbus’ death.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
7:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public.

SVA Theatre
333 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York

Stephen Shames’ Bronx Boys


© Stephen Shames

Stephen Shames spent over twenty years photographing young boys growing up in the Bronx. Although the project started as a simple photojournalism assignment, Shames quickly became fascinated by the neglected New York suburb and continued to document the vibrant streets. The fruits of his labor are finally being published as a digital monograph titled Bronx Boys (FotoEvidence). The unconventional format provides universal access to readers from around the world, as well as options to zoom in on images for close viewing.

Stephen Shames worked with Aperture for his book The Black Panthers, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the Party. The Black Panthers Portfolio, an accompanying set of photographs is now on sale! Visit the Black Panthers microsite.

Shames is founder of Lead Uganda, which puts AIDS orphans and child soldiers into school in Uganda. He is represented by Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, and Polaris Images. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

One Thousand Pictures: R.F.K’s Last Journey, Film and Panel Discussion

On June 6, 1968, in the midst of his campaign for president, Robert F. Kennedy died from an assassin’s bullet. Two days later, on June 8, after a funeral mass in New York City, his casket was placed on a special train bound for Arlington National Cemetery. A journey that should have taken hours took all day, as thousands of Americans lined the 225 miles of track in a spontaneous outpouring of grief. Photographer Paul Fusco was on the train, and ended up taking more than a thousand pictures from his window. These images can be seen in the Aperture publication Paul Fusco: RFK.

Now, on the 43rd anniversary of the event, documentary filmmaker Jennifer Stoddart and HBO brig Fusco’s images to life. Told by those who appeared in Fusco’s images as they stood on the tracks 43 years ago, One Thousand Pictures: R.F.K’s Last Journey chronicles the complex impact of Kennedy’s assassination on the country.

Aperture is honored to host a panel discussion featuring Magnum photographer Paul Fusco, filmmaker Jennifer Stoddart, and gallertist James Danziger to discuss the images and their ongoing impact.

In 2008 Aperture published Paul Fusco: RFK during the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in Los Angeles while campaigning for the presidential nomination, is the long-awaited follow-up to Fusco’s acclaimed RFK Funeral Train, a body of work heralded as a contemporary classic. This historical new publication features over seventy never-before-seen images, many selected from the untapped treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress’s Look Magazine Photograph Collection.

Paul Fusco a member of Magnum Photos since 1974, began his career photographing for the U.S. Signal Core during the Korean War. He studied photojournalism at Ohio University and his work has been widely published and exhibited, including exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, and the International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France.

Monday, June 6, 6:30 pm

FREE

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
New York

Exclusive film debut on HBO2:
Wednesday, June 8, 8:00 pm.

Click here for more details about the event.

Click here to purchase a limited edition print by Paul Fusco.