Aperture Foundation

2014
2018
"Eden" by Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques at the Aperture Gallery
Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques exhibition, "Eden" at the Aperture Gallery in the framework of Immersion, a Franco-American Photography Commission, 2016 © Aperture
"Le Gendarme sur la colline" exhibition by Alessandra Sanguinetti at the Aperture Gallery
Alessandra Sanguinetti exhibition, "Le Gendarme sur la Colline" at the Aperture Gallery in the framework of Immersion, a Franco-American Photography Commission, 2017 ©Aperture
Patrick Faigenbaum at the Aperture Gallery
Patrick Faigenbaum, "Kolkata / Calcutta" (Henri Cartier-Bresson Prize 2013), exhibit view at the Aperture Gallery, 2015 © Aperture
"In the Good Time" by Doug Dubois at the Aperture Gallery
Doug Dubois, "Jordan Up the Pole, Russell Heights, Cobh, Ireland", 2011 (exhibition "In the Good Time" at the Aperture Gallery in 2016) © Doug Dubois
Between 2014 and 2018, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and the Aperture Foundation worked together to support new photographic work. This partnership gave rise not only to the first three editions of Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission of the Hermès Foundation, but also to solo exhibitions at the Aperture Gallery for two laureates of the Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson, of which the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is the exclusive patron.

In 2009, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supported an ambitious exhibition dedicated to publisher Robert Delpire, organised by the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles. Entitled “Delpire & Cie”, this exhibition subsequently travelled to the Aperture Gallery in New York. This event marked the starting point of the collaboration between the two foundations. The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and the Aperture Foundation, a seminal photographic institution founded in 1952, share a commitment to photographic creation and mediation. In order to strengthen its engagement in this artistic field, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès became the principal patron of the Aperture Foundation.

Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission of the Hermès Foundation, began in the context of this partnership with the Aperture Foundation. Exclusively funded by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Immersion is an annual programme of alternating residencies, exhibitions and publications. On a yearly alternating basis, Immersion is open either to photographers based in France, who are mentored by a French professional as they create a new photographic work in the United States, or to photographers based in the United States, who are mentored by an Anglophone professional as they create a new photographic work in France. The work created by the first three laureates of Immersion – Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Taysir Batniji – was exhibited at the Aperture Gallery in New York, with a publication accompanying each exhibition.

The partnership between the two institutions also supported the Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson. This prize, which has been supported since 2013 by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, is awarded by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (Paris) to a seasoned photographer working in the documentary field. Beginning in 2015, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès bolstered its support for the Prix HCB by organising a New York showing of work by its laureates – such as Patrick Faigenbaum and Claude Iverné – at the Aperture Gallery in New York.

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Between 2014 and 2018, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and the Aperture Foundation worked in tandem.
Immersion, a programme dedicated to photography by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, was inaugurated within this partnership.
The partnership also saw the Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson travel to New York.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions of the Prix HCB at the Aperture Gallery, New York
Patrick Faigenbaum “Kolkata/Calcutta”, from 16/09/2015 to 07/11/2015
Claude Iverné, “Bilad es Sudan”, from 15/09/2017 to 09/11/2017

Expositions Immersion at the Aperture Gallery, New York
Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, “Eden”, from 17/11/2016 to 19/01/2017
Alessandra Sanguinetti, “Le Gendarme sur la Colline”, from 27/04/2017 to 29/06/2017
Taysir Batniji, “Home Away from Home”, from 15/03/2018 to 10/05/2018