AIPAD Talks + Aperture. The Photography Show

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NEW YORK— The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has announced two virtual AIPAD Talks in collaboration with Aperture on April 27 and May 6, 2022. AIPAD Talks + Aperture celebrates the Spring issue of Aperture magazine entitled Celebrations and the organization’s new upcoming book Object Benson: On the Influence of Richard Benson.
 
The talks lead up to The Photography Show presented by AIPAD to be held from May 20 through 22, with a VIP preview on May 19. The Show will be held at a new midtown location: Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th streets.
 
The program for AIPAD Talks + Aperture is as follows:
 
April 27 at 3 p.m. EST
Myriam Boulos: What’s Ours
Based in Beirut, Myriam Boulos, now a Magnum-nominee, has created a searing, diaristic body of work portraying her friends, family, and her city’s society with startling energy and intimacy. Her series, “What’s Ours,” featured in Aperture magazine’s spring issue titled “Celebrations” casts an unflinching eye on the revolution that began in Lebanon in 2019, with protests against corruption and government austerity, as well as the aftermath of the devastating port explosion in August 2020. Of her approach to photography, Boulos states: “It’s more of a need than a choice. I obsess about things and I don’t know how to deal with these obsessions in any other way but photography.” The talk will be introduced by Michael Famighetti, editor, Aperture magazine.
Speakers:
Myriam Boulos, artist
Mona Eltahawy, author
Register Here
 
May 6th at 3 p.m. EST
Object Benson: On the Influence of Richard Benson
Aperture’s forthcoming book Object Benson: On the Influence of Richard Benson pays homage to a legendary figure whose name is synonymous with the evolving history and philosophy of photographic reproduction. As an expert printer, teacher, and dean of the Yale School of Art, Benson inspired over three decades of students and artisans through his mentorship and work. Lois Conner, artist and educator; Miko McGinty, coeditor of the book and designer; Sarah Meister, executive director of Aperture; and Sarah Stolfa, CEO and artistic director of TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image, and curator of a show drawn from the material in the book, will discuss the ways in which Benson inspired their practices as educators and artists.
 
Moderator:
Sarah Meister, executive director, Aperture
Speakers:
Lois Conner, artist
Miko McGinty, designer
Sarah Stolfa, CEO and artistic director, TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image (formerly Philadelphia Photo Arts Center), Philadelphia
Register Here
 
The two AIPAD Talks + Aperture are in addition to a program of six AIPAD Talks with world renowned museum curators and artists working in photography, which runs through May 18, 2022. For more information and to register for AIPAD Talks, which are free to the public, please go to here.
 
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Myriam Boulos was born in 1992 in Lebanon. At the age of 16 she started to use her camera to explore Beirut, its people, and her place among them. She graduated with a master’s degree in photography from Alba in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in both national and international exhibitions, including Infinite identities, Amsterdam, 3ème biennale des photographes du monde arabe, Paris, and C’est Beyrouth, Paris. Today she uses photography to explore, defy and question society. In 2021 she was awarded the Grand Prix ISEM, and she joined Magnum.
 
Mona Eltahawy is the acclaimed writer of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (2015), and founder of the newsletter Feminist Giant.
 
Lois Conner is an American photographer and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Publications of her work include China (2000), Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial (2014), and Lotus Leaves (2018). Conner has held teaching positions at Yale School of Art, Princeton University, and Sarah Lawrence College.
 
Miko McGinty has been designing art books since 1993. She founded and directs her own graphic design firm in Brooklyn as principal designer. McGinty has worked with a range of artists, museums, and publishers on publications and exhibitions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, Asia Society, the Studio Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She is a lecturer at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she teaches book design.
 
Sarah Meister is executive director of Aperture, following more than 25 years at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she curated numerous exhibitions, including Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964 (2021), Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures (2020), and Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction (cocurator, 2017). Meister’s newest initiative is the Aperture PhotoBook Club, a series of virtual conversations that consider the photobook as a platform for contemporary creative expression.
 
Sarah Stolfa is CEO and artistic director of TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image in Philadelphia (formerly the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center). Her photographs were published in the monograph The Regulars (2009). She is a lecturer at Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
ABOUT APERTURE
Aperture, a not-for-profit, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multiplatform publisher and center for the photo community. From its base in New York, Aperture produces, publishes, and presents a variety of photography projects and programs—locally, across the United States, and around the world.
 
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PRESENTED BY AIPAD
The Photography Show will bring together 49 galleries from 9 countries and 23 cities from across the U.S. and around the world. The exhibitors are all members of the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers known as AIPAD, recognized as the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography. This year, The Photography Show runs concurrently with Frieze New York, Volta New York, and other fairs.
 
Now in its 41st edition, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. The tightly focused members-only fair will feature a tantalizing array of fresh-to-market and museum-quality work including cutting-edge contemporary, modern, and exemplary 19th-century photographs.
 
AIPAD SHOW LOCATION
Center415, 415 Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York City
For further details, visit aipad.com or contact info@aipad.com.
 
SHOW DATES AND HOURS
Show Schedule
Thursday, May 19
Media and VIP Preview by Invitation Only
 
Friday, May 20
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            VIP Early Access Hours
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.              General Admission
 
Saturday, May 21
11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           VIP Early Access Hour
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.            General Admission 
 
Sunday, May 22
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          VIP Early Access Hour
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            General Admission

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