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Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Glimpse of India

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Astrologer's Shop, Bombay, Maharashtra, India, 1947 © the artist / Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Astrologer's Shop, Bombay, Maharashtra, India, 1947 © the artist / Magnum Photos

Spanning decades, an exhibition of the iconic photographer’s work in India reveals the fraught nature of photojournalism.

aperture magazine

Aerospace Folktales

Allan Sekula, from Aerospace Folktales, 1973
Courtesy Allan Sekula Studio and the Columbus Museum of Art
Allan Sekula, from Aerospace Folktales, 1973
Courtesy Allan Sekula Studio and the Columbus Museum of Art

From Allan Sekula, dreams and illusions of the postwar American economy.

talks & interviews

The Inspiring, Contested Legacy of Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange, The Road West, New Mexico, 1938
© The Oakland Museum of California
Dorothea Lange, The Road West, New Mexico, 1938
© The Oakland Museum of California

A major retrospective surveys the photographer’s career and social activism.

essays

Erik Kessels Celebrates the Mistakes of Amateurs

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With relentless optimism, the artist considers the value of mediocrity.

talks & interviews

The Loneliness of the Darkroom

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In his solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Dirk Braeckman turns toward the existential

reviews

In Katy Grannan’s First Film, a Story of Poverty in California

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Katy Grannan’s first film weaves the joys and horrors of everyday life in a dangerous neighborhood of California.

talks & interviews

Rowan Renee’s Defiant Pictures of Trauma

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In Bodies of Wood, an artist challenges ideas about gender and violence.

featured

9 Photographers Picturing Motherhood

Mary Ellen Mark, Erin (who previously went by her street name “Tiny”) pregnant with Daylon, Seattle, 1985© the artist
Mary Ellen Mark, Erin (who previously went by her street name “Tiny”) pregnant with Daylon, Seattle, 1985© the artist

These photographers illuminate truths about the experience of motherhood.

aperture beat

Aperture Members Celebrate the Launch of “Platform Africa”

Aperture managing editor Brendan Wattenberg introduces members to “Platform Africa.” Photo by Katie Booth
Aperture managing editor Brendan Wattenberg introduces members to “Platform Africa.” Photo by Katie Booth

On Saturday, May 6, Aperture celebrated the launch of its summer 2017 issue, “Platform Africa” with a member tour and party.

talks & interviews

These Radical Black Women Changed the Art World

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Behind the scenes of the Brooklyn Museum’s landmark exhibition about revolutionary feminist artists.

reviews

5 Exhibitions to See in May

Cang Xin, To Add One Meter to an Unknown Mountain, 1995 Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection
Cang Xin, To Add One Meter to an Unknown Mountain, 1995 Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection

From teenage portraits to postwar Manhattan, here are must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

talks & interviews

The Endless Outer World

Daido Moriyama, from the series Hunter, 1972
© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation
Daido Moriyama, from the series Hunter, 1972
© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

Daido Moriyama speaks about his Provoke days and capturing the streets of Tokyo.

talks & interviews

Okwui Enwezor on the Recent Histories of African Photography

Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London
Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London

The influential curator reflects on the evolving narratives of photography in Africa.