The New York Times Magazine Photographs: Members' Preview
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Be first to view The New York Times Magazine Photographs and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, music, and mingling.
For more than 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 comprises ten 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 here mirror the Magazine’s eclecticism, presenting seminal examples of reportage, portraiture, and fine art photography. Using visual materials drawn from different stages of the commissioning process — shot lists, work prints, 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, continues beyond magazine publication, when an exploration that began as an assignment has become a part of a photographer’s ongoing work.
Curated by Kathy Ryan and Lesley A. Martin
Helen van Meene: Actress Gabourey Sidibe: Precious. Published February 21, 2010. Courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.