The Subversive Fantasies of Ren Hang (1987–2017)

Ren Hang, Untitled, 2013-14  Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nicolas Hugo, Paris
Ren Hang, Untitled, 2013-14  Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nicolas Hugo, Paris

Aperture remembers the surprising, defiant work of the Chinese photographer, whose playful vision cleverly pushed the limits of self expression.

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Defying Stereotypes, One Post at a Time

Devin N. Morris, Untitled (Red), 2016
Courtesy of the artist
Devin N. Morris, Untitled (Red), 2016
Courtesy of the artist

The four artists in Torrent Tea are redefining narratives of Black and Queer bodies on the Internet.

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Valérie Belin’s Uncanny Visions

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Belin_Super-Girl-2016

The French artist’s most recent work explores the dark side of pop culture and beauty.

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Learning to See: Photography at Black Mountain College

Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina, 1951, 1951  © the Estate of Harry Callahan and courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina, 1951, 1951  © the Estate of Harry Callahan and courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

How a small, liberal-arts college became a birthplace of modern photography.

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Robert Cumming Invents the Photograph

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211MAG049.4188

Constructing sets that look functional but are intentionally useless, an artist parodies the seamless illusion of images.

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Erotic Voyeurs of Japanese Photography

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Three celebrated photographers push the limits of sexuality and surveillance.

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Redefining the Image of Black Masculinity

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In photographs, our readers reimagine society’s portrayal of black men and boys.

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After the Avant-Garde

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Nan-Goldin,-Self-Portrait-in-Kimono-with-Brian,-NYC,-1983

How has feminist photography changed since the 1970s?

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5 Exhibitions to See in February

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Sun-Ra-space-II-NYC

From protest images to the poetics of architecture, here are this winter’s must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

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