Join Aperture and Rockefeller Center for a discussion between Nicole Acheampong, assistant editor of Aperture magazine, and photographers Widline Cadet and Rafael Rios as they speak about their work featured in the “New York” issue, and on themes of friendship and family. Both photographers’ work shares an intimacy with their subjects, from Cadet’s photographs of her friends embracing in New York City parks to Rios’s portrayals of his immediate family and newborn daughter. At a moment when psychical touch and intimacy have been put on hold, these scenes of embraces and tenderness offer us comfort.
One year after New York City shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aperture magazine released “New York,” an extraordinary issue honoring the city through photographs and essays by visionary artists and writers, reminding us of how much there is to discover, and relish, when New York comes roaring back. Coinciding with “New York” is a monthlong celebration of NYC at Rockefeller Center featuring a public photography exhibition, virtual talk series, pop-up store and gallery.
Programming for Aperture’s “New York” issue is made possible by and in collaboration with Rockefeller Center.