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talks & interviews

2017 Aperture Summer Open: A Conversation With Eric Gottesman from For Freedoms

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18-004 FINAL_mesfinandasrat-edited-dusted_v4 2

Aperture recently spoke with Eric Gottesman about photographic liberation.

talks & interviews

Behind the Barricades

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Hitomi-Watanabe_05

Student protests shook late-1960s Japan. Hitomi Watanabe bore witness from inside the movement.

talks & interviews

Back to the Future

Kris Graves,  Jessica, 2016 and Keith #2, 2016  Courtesy the artist
Kris Graves,  Jessica, 2016 and Keith #2, 2016  Courtesy the artist

A new exhibition in Seattle explores the ambiguity of what is yet to come

essays

Black and White America

Leonard Freed, They are dancing at a jazz funeral in the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965 Courtesy Leonard Freed / Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed, They are dancing at a jazz funeral in the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965 Courtesy Leonard Freed / Magnum Photos

The civil rights-era photographs of Louis Draper and Leonard Freed shed light on the complex lives of African Americans.

talks & interviews

The Provoke Moment

Takuma Nakahira, Untitled, ca.1968
© Gen Nakahira and courtesy Oriris
Takuma Nakahira, Untitled, ca.1968
© Gen Nakahira and courtesy Oriris

In the first of an ongoing series of interviews about Japanese photography with Tsuyoshi Ito, Curator Simon Baker discusses the radical new vision of the 1960s.

talks & interviews

A Love Song for New Orleans

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Stephen-Hilger_-Monument_2011-WEB

Drawing inspiration from Walker Evans, Stephen Hilger photographed a city’s disappearing neighborhood.

member event

Recap of Connect Member Meetup with Wardell Milan

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2017 Connect Meetup Wardell_Photo 04

On February 28, Aperture Connect Members came together at the studio of visual artist Wardell Milan for their first meetup of 2017

Full Color Feminism

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albee_becca_11

A former Riot Girrl, Becca Albee’s photography unpacks the politics of color.

Visions of Unity: Six Visual Protests

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Pace_48308_HR

From coalitions to exhibitions, here’s how artists and institutions are making their voices heard.

member event

Recap of Aperture’s Patron Weekend in San Francisco

Richard Learoyd's work in the group exhibition "Collected" at Pier 24. Photo by Melissa O'Shaughnessy.
Richard Learoyd's work in the group exhibition "Collected" at Pier 24. Photo by Melissa O'Shaughnessy.

An homage to the city that launched the first issue of Aperture magazine in 1952.

aperture magazine

America’s Destiny in Pictures

USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016.  Max Pons, a biologist and manager of the Nature Conservancy in Brownsville, home to one of two Sabel Palm groves in the United States.  The land is bisected by a border fence, which has small holes cut in it, ostensibly to continue to allow normal migratory patterns of animals who traditionally crossed the land now blocked by the fence.
USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016.  Max Pons, a biologist and manager of the Nature Conservancy in Brownsville, home to one of two Sabel Palm groves in the United States.  The land is bisected by a border fence, which has small holes cut in it, ostensibly to continue to allow normal migratory patterns of animals who traditionally crossed the land now blocked by the fence.

What is the role of the photographer in our new political order? Seven visionaries respond.

essays

Along the Route of Fidel’s Funeral

Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, The faces of a diverse nation lined up to watch Fidel's remains pass by, Cuba, 2016.Courtesy the artist
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, The faces of a diverse nation lined up to watch Fidel's remains pass by, Cuba, 2016.Courtesy the artist

When Fidel Castro died in November, photographer Noah Friedman-Rudovsky followed the final journey of Cuba’s comandante.

aperture magazine

Sex Wars Revisited

Del LaGrace Volcano, On the Way There, London, 1988  © the artist
Del LaGrace Volcano, On the Way There, London, 1988  © the artist

An early platform for lesbian photography, On Our Backs was instrumental in shaping a culture of desire.