The New York Times Magazine Photographs
The New York Times Magazine Photographs is an exhibition that reflects upon and interrogates the very nature of both photography and print magazines at this pivotal moment in their history and evolution.

The exhibition is co-curated by Kathy Ryan, longtime Photo Editor of the Magazine, and Lesley A. Martin, Publisher of Aperture Books. The Aperture-produced exhibition is comprised of eleven individual modules, each of which focuses on a notable project or series of projects that have been presented in the pages of the Magazine.

The featured projects mirror the Magazine’s eclecticism, presenting seminal examples of reportage, portraiture, as well as fine art photography. The Magazine’s collaborative methodology is revealed from initial idea to the published page, and, in some cases, continues beyond magazine publication, when an exploration that began as an assignment has become a part of a photographer’s ongoing work.

The Looks They Get, published September 23, 2001 © Andres Serrano/Courtesy the artist and Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York and Paris, The New York Times Magazine Photographs, Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation

The New York Times Magazine Photographs is organized by Aperture Foundation, New York. The exhibition is co-curated by Kathy Ryan and Lesley A. Martin.

This project is supported in part by an award from the national Endowment for the Arts.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

The exhibition includes 500 images by 140 photographers, such as:

Lilian Bassman, Chuck Close, Philip Lorca diCorcia, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand,  Rineke Dijkstra, Mitch Epstein, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Jeff Koons, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Annie Leibovitz, Ryan McGinley, Hellen van Meene, Jeff Mermelstein, Simon Norfolk, Paolo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Sebastiao Salgado,  Andres Serrano and Malick Sidibe.

With the exhibition appears the book The New York Times Magazine Photographs, published by Aperture.

Kathy Ryan (editor) is the award-winning Director of Photography of the New York Times Magazine. She has worked with the publication for more than twenty-five years; in that time, the Magazine has been recognized with numerous photography awards. In 2008 she was a cocurator of the inaugural New York Photo Festival, and in the following year she organized the exhibitions Prune: Abstracting Reality for Foam Museum in Amsterdam and Dutch Seen for the Museum of the City of New York and Foam. Ryan lectures widely and serves as a mentor and thesis advisor at New York’s School of Visual Arts.

Lesley A. Martin (co-curator) is Publisher of the Aperture Foundation’s book program. Her writing on photography has been published in Lay Flat and Aperture, among other publications, and she has edited over seventy photography books. She was also the contributing editor to Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s, winner of the 2010 Historical Book Award at the Recontres d’Arles. In 2008, she was named one of the fifteen most influential people in photo-book publishing by PDN and was one of the inaugural curators for the New York Photo Festival. In 2010, under Martin’s leadership, Aperture Foundation received recognition as Publisher of the Year by Photo España, Madrid.

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The New York Times Magazine Photographs