Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50
November 04, 2004
Remarkable things happen when world-class photographers get together. In 1952, some of the great photographers of all time, including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Minor White, created the journal Aperture, through which they could explore and celebrate their art form. Fifty years and more than 400 issues later, Aperture is the standard journal in the photographic world.
Photographs from the past five decades of Aperture will be on view in the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art. The works are part of a traveling exhibition and trace the history of Aperture and how the publication has documented the currents in photography that have brought the medium to its present critical status as one of the most important and contemporary of art forms. The exhibit includes photography by Robert Capa, William Eggleston, David Graham, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethrope, Mary Ellen Mark, Duane Michals, and Cindy Sherman.