A look at our first-ever gallery show
A few weeks ago, we tried something new. We turned one of our cover stories, a photo essay, into an art exhibition. The show, curated by our endlessly creative photography director, Jacqueline Bates, featured the work of 20 remarkable artists who traveled across the American West searching for stories of home, plus dozens of intimate, recorded interviews with the folks they met along the way.
Hundreds of people showed up for the opening at Aperture Gallery. One of my favorite things about magazine journalism these days is that it’s an open question what a magazine is — what all a magazine might be. Sometimes it’s a collection of memorable stories, and photography, and illustration in print or on a screen. Sometimes it’s theater, or sound, or an art show. At least, that’s the way we think about it.
If you missed our exhibition in New York, good news: It’s headed to Los Angeles at the end of April, part of Photoville LA at the Annenberg Space for Photography. If you’re in town, check it out and let us know what you think.