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Vision & Justice: A Curriculum by Hank Willis Thomas

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223MAG268-Curriculum-Baldwin_WEB

The photographer and multimedia artist shares the books, shows, and films that have shaped his life.

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Vision & Justice Online: Ming Smith and the Kamoinge Workshop

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Page#39-Kamoinge-1973-master-fileFEATURED

Routinely excluded from the mainstream art world, in the 1960s, a group of African American photographers formed a collective to promote their work.

foundation news

Aperture Celebrates the Launch of Vision & Justice

Hank Willis Thomas, Sarah Lewis, Darren Walker, and Sarah Jones at the launch of Vision & Justice, Ford Foundation, May 10, 2016
Hank Willis Thomas, Sarah Lewis, Darren Walker, and Sarah Jones at the launch of Vision & Justice, Ford Foundation, May 10, 2016

Artists, writers, and special guests gathered at the Ford Foundation on May 10 to launch a landmark issue of Aperture.

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Vision & Justice Online: She Walked in Beauty

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Jet_Fales-Hill

In the 1960s, Jet magazine captured African American life with grace and power. For an influential screenwriter, one cover was personal.

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Recap of Connect Member Meetup

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ApertureConnect_PatrickMontgomery_-5313

Aperture Connect Members were given a tour of photograph’s rich history through a private collection

reviews

Revisiting Seydou Keïta

Seydou Keïta,
Sans titre, 1949 © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC.  Courtesy CAAC, The Pigozzi Collection, Genève
Seydou Keïta,
Sans titre, 1949 © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC.  Courtesy CAAC, The Pigozzi Collection, Genève

Celebrated for his studio portraiture in the 1950s, Bamako’s most prominent photographer mastered the elements of style.

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Promised Lands

Frédéric Brenner, The Aslan Levi Family, 2012. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York © the artist
Frédéric Brenner, The Aslan Levi Family, 2012. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York © the artist

Are Israel and the West Bank an oasis, homeland, or colonial state? Twelve photographers set out to describe a contested territory.

talks & interviews

The Pleasure of the Image: A Conversation with Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien, Mise en Scene No 2, Looking for Langston (Vintage series), 1989-2016. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery
Isaac Julien, Mise en Scene No 2, Looking for Langston (Vintage series), 1989-2016. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery

In a new exhibition, the celebrated filmmaker returns to his pioneering work about queer black identity.

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The Architecture of Desire

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12 March - 5 June 2016
installation view, "Ricochet #10: Amie Siegel, Double Negative", Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
Circuit 
12 March - 5 June 2016
installation view, "Ricochet #10: Amie Siegel, Double Negative", Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

In her recent videos and installations, Amie Siegel navigates the threshold of art and commerce.

talks & interviews

At San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, a New Frontier for Photography

Larry Sultan, Isleton, from the series Homeland, 2009 © Estate of Larry Sultan. Courtesy SFMOMA
Larry Sultan, Isleton, from the series Homeland, 2009 © Estate of Larry Sultan. Courtesy SFMOMA

Curator Sandra Phillips previews SFMOMA’s Pritzker Center, the largest space for photography in an American museum.

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Does Mapplethorpe Still Matter?

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Mapplethorpe-Blog-Rotator

Notorious for photographs that pushed private desire into the public realm, two major exhibitions in Los Angeles consider the artist—and the man—in full.

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Inside the 2016 Aperture Spring Party & Dinner

Darius Himes. Photo by Max Mikulecky
Darius Himes. Photo by Max Mikulecky

A look back at the 2016 Aperture Spring Party and Dinner celebrating the publication of “The Photographer’s Cookbook”

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Japan at the Edge of Reality

Lieko Shiga (b. 1980)
Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 45 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore),
2012
Photograph, chromogenic print
© Lieko Shiga / Courtesy of the artist
Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lieko Shiga (b. 1980)
Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 45 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore),
2012
Photograph, chromogenic print
© Lieko Shiga / Courtesy of the artist
Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Five years after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, a group of visionary Japanese photographers responds to a national tragedy.