Monday, May 10, 2010

Aperture Foundation | Events | Emerging Artists' Support Systems, Part 1



Brooklyn, New York

Aperture Presents: at the
2010 New York Photo Festival
Emerging Artists' Support Systems, Part 1
The Artist's Perspective: Justine Reyes,
Brian Ulrich, Hank Willis Thomas


Thursday, May 13, 2010
4:30 pm

Admission required

NYPH 10
St. Ann's Warehouse

38 Water Street
Brooklyn, New York


The Aperture Presents programming series premiers with a two-part event focusing on emerging artists' support systems. Here, in part 1 of the discussion, Aperture brings together three artists to present their work and experiences securing the funding, reviews, fellowships, and grants that are so valuable in earning recognition for their efforts, providing feedback and input on ongoing projects, and often significantly impact the work itself.


JUSTINE REYES received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from Syracuse University. She has participated in such festivals as Proyecto Circo at the 8th Havana Biennial and Contemporary Istanbul. In 2009, Reyes' Guayabera series was shown at the Queens Museum of Art, New York. She was recently awarded the Individual Artists Initiative from the Queens Council on the Arts and a workspace residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for 2009–10. Reyes lives and works in New York.

HANK WILLIS THOMAS received his BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and his MFA in photography, along with an MA in visual criticism, from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Willis Thomas is the winner of the first-ever Aperture West Book Prize for his project—and later first monograph—Pitch Blackness. His work was featured in the exhibition and catalog 25 under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers. He is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award, the 2007 Renew Media Arts Fellowship (Rockefeller Foundation), and was commissioned with ©ause Collective to create a video installation for the Oakland International Airport. Willis Thomas has exhibited in such galleries and museums as the Studio Museum in Harlem; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Leica Gallery, New York; and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

BRIAN ULRICH earned an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the University of Akron, Ohio. His first monograph, Copia, was published by Aperture in 2006 as part of MP3: The Midwest Photographers Publication Project. In 2007, Ulrich was named one of the year's 30 Emerging Photographers by Photo District News magazine, and a critic's pick by Richard Woodward for ARTnews magazine. He was recently awarded a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Ulrich's photographs portraying contemporary consumer culture reside in the collections of such major museum as the Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
Part 2: Funds, Fellowships, and Reviews will take place on Friday, May 14, 4:30 p.m., and will feature Amy Elkins, Women in Photography; Ariel Shanberg, Woodstock Center for Photography; and Amy Yenkin, Open Society Institute.

The third annual New York Photo Festival (NYPH) will open on May 13, 2010, in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Founded by Daniel Power and Frank Evers, the festival is an initiative of powerHouse Books and is the first international festival of photography in the U.S. The four main pavilions, each showcasing compelling and personal visions of contemporary photography, will be curated this year by Vince Aletti, author, critic, and curator; photography curator, writer, and picture anthropologist Erik Kessels, a founding partner and creative director of KesselsKramer, Amsterdam; Fred Ritchin, professor of photography and imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts; and playwright, poet, musician, and photographer Lou Reed, whose photographs have been exhibited worldwide. The festival features Aperture Presents, a series of panel discussions at St. Ann's Warehouse, curated by Aperture. Panels will take place every day from 4:30–5:20 p.m. Visit our booth in the powerHouse arena to see new, exclusive Aperture books and limited-edition photographs.

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