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2016 has been a banner year in which we continue to honor our founders’ mission of creating “common ground for the advancement of photography,” through:
• Exploring photography and the African American experience in the Aperture magazine issue Vision & Justice, released against a backdrop of the charged conversation around race in the United States.
• Gaining new insights into the contemporary state of photography from the 2016 Summer Open: Photography Is Magic exhibition, including work by over forty international artists, some of whom had never before exhibited in the United States.
• Igniting educators and students to start a dialogue on political and social justice issues in photography, through free online learning guides for Aperture books, such as: Question Bridge: Black Males in America and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image.
• Bringing awareness to the evolving narrative of photography at the annual Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards at Paris Photo, attended by more than 60,000 visitors each year. Libyan Sugar by Michael Christopher Brown, Winner of the First PhotoBook, takes readers on a journey through the 2011 Libyan Revolution.
• Learning about the history of our country and its natural resources through the finest landscape photography in Picturing America’s National Parks; and exploring the legacy of racism and economic decline and its impact on small American towns in LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning The Notion of Family.
I ask you to help Aperture continue to provide artists and writers a platform to realize their vision and grow their practice, advancing the language of the medium and working as agents of social change.
Please make a tax-deductible donation to Aperture’s Annual Fund.