Not your regular party photo booth: Martin Parr shoots your portrait @Aperture
Aperture has been creating some very cool events in the past year,(Daido recreates Xerox book) and this one is huge.
One of our favorite photographers, Martin Parr, is having an exhibition of work at Aperture Gallery in NYC.
The opening day, from 9AM to 6PM, Mr. Parr will be shooting portraits of the attendees against an appropriate background.
Nope, not free. Actually $400. But when else would you be able to get your portrait made by Martin Parr?
PORTRAIT SHOOT AND BEACH PARTY
WITH MARTIN PARR
WHAT: Aperture presents an all-day portrait shoot and beach party with the one and only Martin Parr, in conjunction with the release of the beach-bag-size edition of his monograph Life’s a Beach and the related exhibition at Aperture Gallery. This is a rare opportunity to have your portrait taken by Mr. Parr; join us to have your picture snapped or to pose with friends, family, or even your cherished pets.
Parr will shoot beach-themed portraits throughout the day in a temporary studio space at Aperture Gallery. Feel free to bring your own props or favorite objects, or have fun with the beach toys on hand.
Limited to ninety-six portrait slots, each commission guarantees you one personal 8 x 12 inch portrait taken and signed by Martin Parr. Studio time will be scheduled in the order of booking, and you should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to your slot. On the day of the shoot you may purchase additional images from your session or upgrade to larger prints at additional cost. The signed original photographs will be available for pickup at Aperture Gallery beginning Tuesday, May 21, or can be shipped directly to you for an additional charge. Purchase is non-refundtable.
While you’re waiting for your close-up, sip Dark n’ Stormy® cocktails, provided by Gosling’s Rum, while you view the Life’s a Beach exhibition.
WHO: Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography, recognized as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. Author of over thirty photography books, his photographs have been collected by museums worldwide, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, New York’s MoMA, and the Tate Modern, London. A retrospective of his work continues to tour major museums around the world since opening at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, in 2002. Parr is a member of Magnum Photos.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
WHERE: Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
ADMISSION: Portrait Shoot: $400 for a signed, one-of-a-kind portrait by Martin Parr
Exhibition and beach party: Free and open to the public.
SPONSORSHIP: The event is made possible with support from Canon U.S.A., Inc., Gosling’s Rum, and Mondrian Soho.
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