Aperture Online

Thursday February 3


Free with Registration

Wendy Red Star, celebrated artist and curator of the exhibition Native America: In Translation, will provide an overview of the project and a consideration of how the selected artists engage with photography and film in their work during this online talk. The exhibition examines the historical, often fraught relationship between photography and Native representation, while also offering new perspectives by emerging artists who reimagine what it means to be a citizen in North America today.

Cosponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAISIP) Working Group Seminars Series, a Collaborative Humanities project in the Humanities Council

Aperture Conversations:  Been Seen: The Photography of Zora J Murff

Aperture Online

Monday February 7 


Free with Registration

Join the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the first of a series of conversations about the gaze of Black photographers who explore and celebrate Black life. In Zora J Murff’s latest monograph, True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis), he addresses the act of remembering and the politics of self which Murff identifies as “the duality of Black patriotism and the challenges of finding belonging in places not made for me—of creating an affirmation in a moment of crisis as I learn to remake myself in my own image.”

Aperture Converstation: Genesis Báez, Joiri Minaya, and Steven Molina Contreras in Conversation

Aperture Online

Tuesday February 8


Free with Registration

In a series of online public programs that accompany the winter issue of Aperture magazine, “Latinx,” photographers, historians, and writers reflect on imagery that celebrates the dynamic visions of Latinx people across the United States.

Join Aperture for a panel discussion that brings together three photographers whose practices investigate their identities: Genesis Báez’s intimate portraits show diasporic communities of Puerto Rican women in the Northeastern US; Joiri Minaya’s constructed collages explore the concept of opacity; and Steven Molina Contreras tenderly photographs his family both in the US and his native El Salvador.

Auction: Fine Photographs: Celebrating 70 years of Photographs at Swann

Swann Auction Galleries

Thursday February 10


This special auction marks the 70th anniversary of The Marshall Sale, the first auction dedicated photographs in the United States, held at Swann in 1952.

Aperture Conversations: Sasha Phyars-Burgess, Sonel Breslav, and Anika Sabin in Conversations

Aperture Online

Wednesday February 16


Free with Registration

Join Aperture and Printed Matter for an online conversation between Sasha Phyars-Burgess (winner of the 2021 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award for Untitled), Sonel Breslav (2021 PhotoBook Awards shortlist juror and Director of Fairs and Editions at Printed Matter), and Anika Sabin (executive editor and associate publisher at Capricious, publisher of Untitled), as they discuss Phyars-Burgess’s winning book. Untitled is a beautifully crafted exploration in three series that span various sites and spaces—from striking black-and-white photographs of daily life in Trinidad, to images of dance-hall crowds, to portraits of individuals taken in the US, Canada, and England. As a first-generation American born to Trinidadian parents, Phyars-Burgess explores her heritage and its complicated history through photography.

Auction: A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Photographs 

Online Auction Sotheby’s

Thursday February 17


This February, Sotheby’s is honored to present A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Photographs, the second auction from this esteemed private collection.

Printed in the early 1940s, Adams’ beloved personal print of Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico leads the auction. A strong selection of classic American imagery by Adams includes prints of Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, CA; The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, WY; and Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, CA. There are a number of exceptionally early images from Yosemite Valley that have never previously appeared at auction. Several mural-sized photographs, including the dramatic Yosemite Valley From Inspiration Point, Winter, Yosemite National Park, are also featured.

BlackMass Publishing 


Saturday, February 19

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Free with PS1 Admission

he New York-based collective BlackMass Publishing organizes a series of four monthly public events in conjunction with Greater New York. The programs are developed out of their research and collaborative publishing practice, which combines new and archival content by black artists and cultural producers, often taking an improvisational approach. The events will include a series of conversations, screenings, and performances featuring their network of collaborators, peers, and mentors that extend out of, as well as feed back into, the multimedia “study hall” they have created as part of their participation in Greater New York. This series of events offer a view into the collective’s cross-disciplinary practice of publishing and community building.