APERTURE 40TH SPECIAL ISSUE FALL 1992-II: Richard Misrach + Mary Ellen Mark

                         Richard Misrach (click to enlarge)
White Man Contemplating Pyramids, Egypt 1989
© Richard Misrach, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

40th Year Anniversary Issue, Fall 1992

I recently came across APERTURE'S 40TH YEAR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY ISSUE, published in Fall 1992. It's an extraordinary look back at Photography before the popularity of digital camera's came into the picture. ("Not until 2001 did Kodak begin selling mass-market digital cameras"–Ben Dobbin, AP). Michael E. Hoffman was still Director and Publisher of the Aperture Foundation. Hoffman published the legendary Diane Arbus Monograph by Marvin Israel and Doon Arbus in 1972, now in it's 40th-Year Anniversary printing, as well as books by Edward Weston, W. Eugene Smith, Paul Strand and Dorothea Lange, among many other greats.

The following excerpt is from Aperture's 40th Anniversary Issue: 

"1992, ABOUT APERTURE: Forty Years after it's origination, Aperture celebrates the Founders' affirming spirit. Seventy photographers published in Aperture since 1952 selected photographs especially for this Anniversary Issue. One image from each artist was chosen. The photographers also wrote their thoughts on photography in general or, if they referred, about their work in particular, much as the founders suggested should happen in their first editorial."

"...In keeping with the spirit of Dorothea Lange and other Founders who measured Aperture's success in part by the depth and expression of it's social conscience, Aperture will continue to be a forum for those photographers who are committed to confronting the crises and concerns of our time...." –THE EDITORS, Number One Hundred Twenty-Nine, Fall 1992

Also included in this issue were photographs by Josef Koudelka, Eugene Richards, Eudora Welty, Sophie Calle, McDermott and McGough, Alex Webb, Sally Mann, Maggie Steber, Chuck Close, Thomas Struth, David Turnley, Helen Levitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Carrie Mae Weems, Joel Sternfeld, Masahisa Fukase, Jan Groover, Nick Knight, Barbara Morgan, David Wojnarowicz and Margaretta K. Mitchell. There may have been others I missed. See APERTURE'S 40TH YEAR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: Part I here

Left, RICHARD MISRACH, White Man Contemplating Pyramids, 1989, as seen on page 50, APERTURE 1992 40th Year Anniversary issue. Right, ELAINE REICHEK, Red Delicious, 1991.

Left, INGE MORATH, Untitled, 1961, and right, MARY ELLEN MARK, Acrobats Rehearsing, Great Golden Circus, Ahmadabad, India, 1989, as seen on pages 32 and 33, APERTURE 1992 40th Year Anniversary issue.
APERTURE 40th Year, Fall 1992: PART I

Many thanks to the Fraenkel Gallery for your help in posting Richard Misrach's, White Man Contemplating Pyramids, Egypt 1989

1 comment:

Alysa said...

This is cool!