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reviews

Jürgen Klauke: Transformer

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Klauke_Rotator

With provocative self-portraits from the 1970s, a pioneer of Body Art makes his New York debut.

talks & interviews

Images of Conviction: A Conversation with Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral

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Rotator

An award-winning exhibition catalogue examines the power of photography in representing crime, war, and acts of violence.

reviews

Lartigue: Life in Color

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Rotator_Low_Res

Renowned for his vivacious snapshots of friends and family, a new exhibition in Amsterdam showcases the early color photographs of a bon vivant.

reviews

Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Katsura

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Ishimoto_Rotator

At a seventeenth-century villa in Kyoto, a young photographer merged modernist vision with exquisite design. Thirty years later, he returned for a second look.

aperture magazine

Samuel Fosso: Emperor of Africa

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221MAG557_Fosso (for web)

Samuel Fosso, a master of theatrical self-portraiture, turns toward the icons of Mao-era China.

aperture beat

9 Instagram Accounts You Really Should Be Following

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Instagram1

This winter, Aperture Foundation staff members offer up their favorite photography-related Instagram accounts.

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Gus Powell: The Lonely Ones

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On view at Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York, Gus Powell’s poetic series The Lonely Ones explores the relationship between pictures and words.

reviews

5 Exhibitions to See in January

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Hujar_featured

With the new season in full swing, Aperture’s editors select five must-see photography exhibitions on view or opening soon in New York City.

flashback

From the Archive: A Visit with Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter, Taxi, ca. 1957 © Saul Leiter and Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Taxi, ca. 1957 © Saul Leiter and Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

A pioneer of color photography, Saul Leiter is now the subject of a retrospective at London’s Photographers’ Gallery.

aperture beat

Expanded Geographies

Qian Heifeng, The Green Train © the artist
Qian Heifeng, The Green Train © the artist

At the 2015 LianzhouFoto Festival, photographers remapped the world with images from near and far.

aperture magazine

For the Camera

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221MAG035_Baker_Hosoe_featured

A new exhibition at Tate Modern explores how performance artists use photography – and how photography is a performance itself.

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The Past and Other Countries: Chris Killip in Conversation with Michael Almereyda

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208MAG04_may_5th_north_shields_1981

On the occasion of his new exhibition in New York, Aperture magazine revisits a classic interview with Chris Killip.

year in review

Aperture’s 2015 Year in Review

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We look back at a selection of features from Aperture magazine, from talks with William Klein and Miyako Ishiuchi to a secret history of Japanese photography, plus much more.