Aperture Foundation

Connecting the photo community with the most inspiring work and sharpest ideas

Grantee Cohort Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Location Ohio

Founded in New York City in 1953, the Aperture Foundation produces, publishes, and presents photography projects that stimulate dialogue on the role of images in contemporary culture. Through publication of Aperture magazine, the organization aims to bring new voices and points of view into the art world.

Through Art for Justice support, the Aperture Foundation aimed to reframe the conversation around incarceration in the United States the Prison Nation project at a critical moment for Ohio audiences. The photography exhibition at the Cleveland Public Library underscored the humanity of incarcerated people as Ohio prepared to vote on Issue #1 (Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment).