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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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Jacob_Rotator

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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220MAG164_Solomon-HR_FEAT

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

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Torbjørn Rødland: Inducing Wonder

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Rodland-Blog-Rotator

Exploring the symbolism of cultural mythologies and human nature, Torbjørn Rødland is a modern-day surrealist.

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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.

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For the Camera

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

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Magazine: Helena Almeida

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HA_09_Featured

The octogenarian Portuguese artist Helena Almeida was intent on blurring lines: her playful images might be considered paintings, actions, and performative photographs.