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Archipelago

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Ishikawa Naoki traveled around Japan over ten years, depicting canted colorful scenes of everyday life. 

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Black Lives, Silver Screen: Ava DuVernay and Bradford Young in Conversation

David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo in Selma, 2014
Courtesy Paramount Pictures/Jima
David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo in Selma, 2014
Courtesy Paramount Pictures/Jima

As a preview of the upcoming Summer issue, two groundbreaking filmmakers speak about diversity and inclusion in Hollywood–now a national conversation.

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Higher Ground

The Karagom Glacier as seen from its right moraine, Caucasus, 1890
The Karagom Glacier as seen from its right moraine, Caucasus, 1890

Vittorio Sella combined his passions of photography and mountaineering to capture the elevated beauty of the world’s most inhospitable places.

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Highway Kind

Cuervo Astride Mama Burro, Now Dead, 2007
Cuervo Astride Mama Burro, Now Dead, 2007

Crossing the United States in her beat-up van, Justine Kurland pictures America’s tangled sense of itself.

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Open Roads & Invisible Borders

Ala Kheir, Equilibrium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2011
Ala Kheir, Equilibrium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2011

Since 2009, a photography collective has embarked on five road trips across West and Central Africa, creating a kaleidoscopic portrait of everyday life.

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Into the Void: Taryn Simon in Conversation with Kate Fowle

Film stills, Radon nuclear waste disposal plant, Sergiev Posad, Russia, 2015–ongoing
Film stills, Radon nuclear waste disposal plant, Sergiev Posad, Russia, 2015–ongoing

In the Spring 2016 issue of Aperture, Simon speaks with Kate Fowle about her ongoing project Black Square.

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Arrivals and Departures

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Riding the Trans-Siberian Railway, a Magnum photographer discovers the texture of societies in transition.

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Odyssey

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Traffic, 2013, from the series Eurasia
Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Traffic, 2013, from the series Eurasia

Aperture editors introduce “Odyssey,” the magazine’s Spring 2016 issue.

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An Interview with Rosalind Fox Solomon

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For Aperture’s recent “Interview” Issue, novelist and critic Francine Prose met with Rosalind Fox Solomon last April at her Manhattan home.