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The New York Times Magazine photographs

4 July - 18 September

10H00 - 19H30

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, long-time New York Times Magazine photo editor Kathy Ryan provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes of the past fifteen years 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 have been presented in the pages of the magazine. While by no means comprehensive, the projects featured in the exhibition mirror the magazine’s eclecticism, presenting seminal examples of reportage, portraiture, as well as fine art photography. Using visual materials drawn from different stages of the commissioning process—shot lists, work prints and contact sheets, videos, tear sheets and framed prints—the magazine’s collaborative methodology is revealed from initial idea to the published page, and, in some cases, its continuation beyond magazine publication, for example when a subject that began as an assignment has become a part of a photographer’s ongoing work.
The New York Times Magazine Photographs exhibition includes an extensive series of blow-ups of selected tearsheets and covers from the last thirty-years of the magazine.
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, long-time New York Times Magazine photo editor Kathy Ryan provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes of the past fifteen years 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 have been presented in the pages of the magazine. While by no means comprehensive, the projects featured in the exhibition mirror the magazine’s eclecticism, presenting seminal examples of reportage, portraiture, as well as fine art photography. Using visual materials drawn from different stages of the commissioning process—shot lists, work prints and contact sheets, videos, tear sheets and framed prints—the magazine’s collaborative methodology is revealed from initial idea to the published page, and, in some cases, its continuation beyond magazine publication, for example when a subject that began as an assignment has become a part of a photographer’s ongoing work.The New York Times Magazine Photographs exhibition includes an extensive series of blow-ups of selected tearsheets and covers from the last thirty-years of the magazine.

Curators: Kathy Ryan and Lesley Martin.
Exhibition produced with Les Rencontres d’Arles by the Aperture Foundation.
Exhibition venue: église Sainte-Anne and cloître Saint-Trophime.
Curators: Kathy Ryan and Lesley Martin.
Exhibition produced with Les Rencontres d’Arles by the Aperture Foundation.
Exhibition venue: église Sainte-Anne and cloître Saint-Trophime.