Monday, October 27, 2008

Opening tonight: Catherine Leutenegger: Hors-Champ (Off-Camera)


Catherine Leutenegger: Hors-Champ (Off-Camera)
Opening Reception and Exhibition

Opening Reception:
Monday, October 27, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view:
Monday, October 27, 2008 — Monday, November 03, 2008

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Aperture Foundation is pleased to partner with Raymond Weil to highlight the winner of the Raymond Weil Club 2007 International Photography Prize, Catherine Leutenegger. Ms. Leutenegger's work will be on display for a special one-week exhibition in Aperture Foundation's bookstore and board annex concurrent with Aperture Gallery's show, Invasion 68 Prague, photographs by Josef Koudelka. Hors-Champ (Off-Camera) is an invitation to discover a place that often remains unknown: where photographs are made—workshops and studios, darkrooms, and labs for developing and printing. The work behind the illusion, so meticulously crafted by photographers in their studios, is indeed rarely revealed. The realization of this project arises from a personal desire to explore, behind the scenes, the world of photography professionals at a point in time when the medium is undergoing deep technological and aesthetic changes. In this digitalized age, what really occurs behind the scenes? What will become of studios and traditional photo labs? Hors-Champ is an homage to photography, its history, and to the creators of images, and encourages the viewer to reflect on the future of this medium of communication.

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