press release

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 photo editor 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 eleven 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.

Photographers included in the exhibition are:

Lynsey Addario / David Armstrong / Lyle Ashton Harris / Roger Ballen / Lillian Bassman / Chuck Close / Fred R. Conrad / Gregory Crewdson / Philip-Lorca diCorcia / Rineke Dijkstra / Mitch Epstein / Ángel Franco / Lee Friedlander / Ashley Gilbertson / Nan Goldin / Janusz Kamiński / Edward Keating / Jeff Koons / Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin / Annie Leibovitz / Mary Ellen Mark / Steve McCurry / Ryan McGinley / Hellen van Meene / Jeff Mermelstein / Abelardo Morell / Simon Norfolk / Michael O’Neill / Jake Paltrow / Paolo Pellegrin / Jack Pierson / Alex Prager / Sebastião Salgado / Alfred Seiland / Nancy Siesel / Andres Serrano / Malick Sidibé / Sølve Sundsbø / Larry Towell / Lars Tunbjörk / Damon Winter

Accompanying book: The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011)

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