Magnum and Aperture have joined forces to present Crossings, an exhibition and print sale exploring perspectives on transition and transformation in photography. The project creates a visual dialogue about “depictions of physical crossings from one side to another—a road, a river, a border, an ocean—and the personal crossings that manifest in growth, revolt, mutation and self-realization,” writes Magnum and Aperture in a statement.
Crossings brings together a selection of over 100 images by an international roster of Magnum photographers and artists published by Aperture. Included in the selection is one of Robert Capa’s iconic photographs of American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, in 1944; a witty photo by Arthur Tress of a woman in sunglasses positioned next to binocular viewers; an eerie photo of a young man floating in Great Salt Lake in Utah by Carolyn Drake; drugs on a rug by Nan Goldin, and many others.
Through November 2, the Crossings images are on display at Aperture. Seen alongside each other, themes emerge from the photos about about the human ability to move, transform and build connections. At over 100 strong, the images encompass documentary and conceptual practices and span decades of artistic production.
The Magnum square print sale in partnership with Aperture also runs through Friday, November 2. Signed and estate stamped, museum quality, 6×6” prints will be available for $100, for 4 remaining days at shop.magnumphotos.com.
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