Book Launch and Signing with Ari Marcopoulos

Gucci Wooster Bookstore

Wednesday May 24th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join Aperture, Dashwood Books, and Gucci Wooster Bookstore for a book signing with Ari Marcopoulos to celebrate his newly published photobook project Ari Marcopoulos: Zines (Aperture, 2023).

Ari Marcopoulos: Zines is the first overview of the photographer’s committed zine practice, including a selection of recent personal zines never before released. Often self-published or created in collaboration with independent publishers, Marcopoulos’s informal, DIY-aesthetic zine creations function as sketchbook, diary, and installation space. This collection showcases an impressive array of printed zines, exploring each as an artistic object through an engaging layout of individual spreads. Beginning in 2015 and presented chronologically per year, this collected volume features more than one hundred zines—including some made during the pandemic, when Marcopoulos worked primarily on the screen, making PDF zines—punctuated by individual images presented at full scale.

This event is presented in partnership with Gucci.

Film Screening – Harry Benson: Shoot First

International Center of Photography

Thursday May 25th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us during Late Night ICP for a screening of the film Harry Benson: Shoot First, which chronicles the illustrious career of this prolific photographer, followed by a book signing and audience Q&A with Benson.

Harry Benson initially rose to fame as the photographer assigned to cover The Beatles’ inaugural trip to the United States—with unprecedented “behind the scenes” access, Benson captured some of the most vibrant and intimate portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes iconic images of the last 13 U.S. presidents; Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II; chess genius Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali’s historic defeat of Sonny Liston, Greta Garbo, Michael Jackson, the Civil Rights Marches with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Truman Capote Black and White Ball; Backstage the Paris Collections; and the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. Now 93, workaholic Benson has no intention of slowing down

This program is held in support of the exhibition A Moment in Time: Iconic Images by Harry Benson, on view May 6–July 15, 2023 at the Southampton Arts Center.

Kris Graves Book Signing & Talk with Stephen Frailey

Launch Photo Books

Thursday May 25th


Join us on Thursday, May 25th at 7pm for a discussion about photographer Kris Graves’s newest book Privileged Mediocrity between the artist himself and Stephen Frailey, photographer, writer, and founder/editor of Dear Dave Magazine.

Privileged Mediocrity by Kris Graves examines systemic unfairness in the United States. Using a mix of conceptual and documentary practices, Graves photographs the subtleties of societal power and its impact on the built environment of America and the construction of public and private space. Graves explores how racism, capitalism, and power have shaped our country — and how that can be seen and experienced in everyday life.

Curatorial Walk-through: New Photography 2023


Tuesday May 30th

6:30pm – 8:00pm

A private reception and curatorial walk-through of New Photography 2023, led by Samuel Allen, MRC Fellow, Department of Photography.

Founded in 1990, The Junior Associates is one of New York City’s first young patron programs. A dynamic group of art enthusiasts between the ages of 21 and 40, the JAs form an integral part of the MoMA family, participating in and supporting modern and contemporary art initiatives both at the Museum and within the greater art world. Through exclusive access to galleries, artist studios, private collections, and curatorial tours, JAs have the chance to build lasting relationships with artists, collectors, curators, and their fellow members.

Curator Tour: “Love Songs: Photography and Intimacy”

International Center of Photography

Saturday June 3rd

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Be the first to see and learn about ICP’s new exhibition Love Songs: Photography and Intimacy. Join Sara Raza, guest curator of ICP’s presentation of Love Songs, for a behind-the-scenes walking tour of the show