For over thirty years, the weekly New York Times Magazine has shaped the possibilities of magazine photography through its commissioning and publishing of photographers’ work across the spectrum of the medium—from photojournalism to fashion photography and portraiture. In this exhibition, focusing primarily on the past fifteen years, long-time New York Times Magazine director of photography Kathy Ryan provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes that have made this magazine the leading venue for photographic storytelling within contemporary news media.
The exhibition is comprised of thirteen individual modules, each of which focuses on a notable project or series of projects that has been presented in the pages of the Magazine. The featured projects mirror the Magazine’s eclecticism, presenting seminal examples of reportage and portraiture as well as fine art photography.
The exhibition has traveled over two years to venues around the world, including Les Rencontres d’Arles, France; Foam, Amsterdam; Palau Robert, Barcelona; and MOCA Jacksonville, Florida. Following its showing at Aperture Gallery, it will travel to the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 24, 2014–March 29, 2015.
Event photography by Antonio Williams