Aperture's 50th Anniversary Founders & Friends Portfolio
21.25 in HIGH x 17.5 in WIDE x 1.75 in DEEP
(53.97 cm HIGH x 44.45 cm WIDE x 4.44 cm DEEP)
Gift of Aperture Foundation

(A) Printed on clamshell box in gold: "Aperture / Founders / & Friends" (B) Printed on front page: "Founders / & Friends / Aperture / at 50"; printed on left interior page are copyright information, production information, and edition number;printed on right interior page: "The reason why we want / to remember an image varies: / because we simply 'love it,' / or dislike it so intensely / that it becomes compulsive, / or because it has made us realize / something about ourselves, / or has brought about some / slight change in us. / Perhaps the reader can recall / some image, after the seeing / of which he has never been / quite the same. / Minor White, / from 'Equivalence: / The Perennial Trend' (1963)";printed on back page: list of photographs

This is a 50th Anniversary Founders and Friends photography portfolio that includes platinum-palladium prints by five photographers (2009.48.1.1-.5): Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Minor White. The portfolio is housed in an off-white cloth-covered clamshell case with gold lettering (A) and is accompanied by a single-fold paper sheet with four text panels (B).

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