May 10: The Big Picture

A new exhibition honors book publisher Robert Delpire.


As a magazine and book publisher, curator and adman, Robert Delpire, 86, promoted the careers of many of the past century’s most iconic photographers—from Cartier-Bresson and Brassai to William Klein and Robert Frank. (delpire published the first edition of Frank’s groundbreaking The Americans.) From May 10 through July 19 in New York, Aperture Gallery, the Hermes Foundation, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, among others, will salute his formidable eye in the exhibition “Delpire & Co.”

Covers of books published by Delpire.

Photo: Sarah Moon