In an effort to engage with our community during these uncertain times, we’re excited to launch a series of virtual events. Over the next few months, Aperture will host weekly virtual artist talks with photographers about their practices, various projects, and how they are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virtual Assembly

Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 26

Aperture will take part in Virtual Assembly, an experimental new platform – part virtual photobook festival, part live-streamed symposium around books and photographic practice. Join us for conversations with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sara Cwynar, Justine Kurland, Aperture creative director Lesley A. Martin, and others.

See here for more information and to register.

Friday, April 24 (Eastern Standard Time)
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Miwa Susuda & Lesley Martin
9:00pm – 10:00pm: Zora Murff & Doug DuBois

Saturday, April 25 (Eastern Standard Time)
10:00am – 11:00am: Eli Durst & Max Pinckers
1:00pm – 2:00pm: George Georgiou & Brian Ulrich
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Justine Kurland & Sasha Phyars-Burgess

Sunday, April 26 (Eastern Standard Time)
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Sohrab Hura & Jason Fulford
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Gideon Mendel & Leslie Wilson
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Sara Cwynar & Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Instagram Live: Ethan James Green

Saturday, April 25
2:00 p.m. EDT
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Join Aperture magazine’s managing editor, Brendan Embser, for a conversation on Instagram Live with artist and photographer Ethan James Green. In 2017, Green’s portraits of downtown New York artists, models, queer youth, and muses to the fashion world and beyond were featured in Aperture magazine’s “Future Gender” issue, guest edited by Zackary Drucker. Last year, Aperture published Green’s first monograph, Young New York, a collection of fifty-five striking black-and-white portraits of Green’s friends and community, which brings to mind the luminous photography of David Armstrong and Diane Arbus.

In this conversation, Green speaks about his recent commissions and covers for Vogue and Vanity Fair, his ongoing personal work, and the new landscape of fashion photography today.

Ethan James Green (born in Caledonia, Michigan, 1990) moved to New York as a teenager to work as a model. As a photographer, he has been commissioned by publications such as Another ManDazed & ConfusedRe-EditionLove Magazinei-DArena Homme +Vogue ItaliaVogue Paris, and W, and fashion labels including Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, and Prada.

“In the Gallery” with McEvoy Arts

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, April 29
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for a virtual tour of the exhibition Orlando, currently on view at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco and accompanied by resonant artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection. We will take an experiential tour with McEvoy Arts’ Nion McEvoy, founder and president, and Susan Miller, executive director, together with Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine.

Orlando is guest curated by Tilda Swinton and organized by Aperture. The exhibition accompanies Aperture magazine #235 (Summer 2019).

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email for more details.

In Conversation: Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Julia Bryan-Wilson on Orlando

Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya and professor Julia Bryan-Wilson discuss the artist’s work in this online conversation co-presented by McEvoy Arts and UC Berkeley.

Thursday, April 30
6:00 p.m. PST

American photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya joins Julia Bryan-Wilson, Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at University of California, Berkeley, for an extended conversation about his practice and his work on display in McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ exhibition Orlando which was on view until shelter at home orders took effect. Sepuya’s work explores ideas of how pictures are made, seen, and circulated through examinations of the studio, queerness, and the intimacy between artist and subject.

To find out more information, visit:

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New York, NY 10001, USA