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What Matters Now? Exhibition

Hosts: Fred Ritchin, Deborah Willis, Stephen Mayes, Melissa Harris (Wafaa Bilal, not pictured)

Aperture’s inside-out  exhibition in-progress What Matters Now? opened in its final form last Saturday night. The five Hosts: Wafaa Bilal, Melissa Harris, Stephen Mayes, Deborah Willis and Fred Ritchin, had two weeks to transform the blank walls of their areas into Proposals for a New Front Page. Their collaborative efforts yielded thought-provoking, outrage-inducing and even hopeful statements about the current state of media and photography. In addition to discussions led by the Hosts, public involvement truly made the exhibition a community effort. The Public wall currently exhibits over one hundred submissions from people worldwide, and those that could not attend the Aperture Gallery space for events and lectures joined the conversation through Twitter, Facebook and the website. The unusual form of  the What Matters Now? exhibition was an experiment on Aperture’s part, but one that produced fascinating results. Using Aperture Gallery as a meeting hub, the goal of the exhibition was to start a conversation about what we are looking at, as a society, and why. The weeks’ events and Saturday’s well-attended opening demonstrates that many are concerned with issues regarding the media: particularly trust, engagement and active readership. Fred Ritchin, the creator of What Matters Now?, even plans to continue working on creating a new way of reading, collecting disseminating information.

Although the hosts are no longer adding to their walls, the Public Wall will continue to grow. You can submit images and text online here until Thursday, September 22, 2011.

What Matters Now?: Proposals for a New Front Page
through Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York

Au Revoir

Hey Everyone,

So, after more than five years, The Exposure Project has decided to disband to work on personal projects. pet hospital . kitchenaid repair atlanta . Over the past year, life has accelerated, leaving an inadequate amount of time to dedicate to the project. landscape designers . We are really proud of what we have accomplished, but it is time to move on.
We would like to thank everyone who tuned in, supported and collaborated with us over the years. Your encouragement and readership is what made The Exposure Project so rewarding. We will always be grateful for that.
The blog will be kept up as an archive for those who still want to access it. The website, however, will be taken down in the coming weeks.
So long and see you around!
-Ben Alper & Anastasia Cazabon

Au Revoir

Hey Everyone,

So, after more than five years, The Exposure Project has decided to disband to work on personal projects. Over the past year, life has accelerated, leaving an inadequate amount of time to dedicate to the project. We are really proud of what we have accomplished, but it is time to move on.
We would like to thank everyone who tuned in, supported and collaborated with us over the years. Your encouragement and readership is what made The Exposure Project so rewarding. We will always be grateful for that.
The blog will be kept up as an archive for those who still want to access it. The website, however, will be taken down in the coming weeks.
So long and see you around!
-Ben Alper & Anastasia Cazabon