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essays

Adventure on the Danube

Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation 1994
ROMANIA. Oyster farming near Danube delta. 1994.
Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation 1994
ROMANIA. Oyster farming near Danube delta. 1994.

In 1958, Inge Morath set out to document the cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. Spanning four decades, her monumental project was the quest of a lifetime.

reviews

5 Exhibitions to See in April

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Dust-Rotator

Ellsworth Kelly, the Guerilla Girls, and the Italian coast. Here are the must-see photography exhibitions in New York this spring.

reviews

Shooting the Holy Land

Josef Koudelka in Israel/Palestine. Still from Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land, 2015 © Gilad Baram
Josef Koudelka in Israel/Palestine. Still from Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land, 2015 © Gilad Baram

In a new documentary, renowned photographer Josef Koudelka turns to a divided landscape.

talks & interviews

The Business of Photography: A Conversation with Mary Virginia Swanson

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web_SWANSON_1_679A6712

A leading photography educator shares essential advice for working artists.

talks & interviews

Along the Dinosaur Road: A Conversation with Yto Barrada

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2016_03_29_Barrada_Featured

Is the trade in precious fossils the next frontier of Moroccan tourism—or just a ruse?

reviews

The Foto Cine Clube

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Web-Resize

In São Paulo, an exhibition explores the global reach of modern Brazilian photography.

essays

From the Outside In

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Spread

In exploring the lives of others, what are the virtues of an outsider’s position?

summer open

2016 Aperture Summer Open: A Conversation with Charlotte Cotton

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Rotator-600x400

The curator of Aperture’s Summer Open speaks about the relationship between photography and magic.

featured

First Look: photo+craft

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Clarissa-Sligh,What's-Happening-with-Momma

An upcoming festival in Asheville, North Carolina, investigates the intersection of photography and craft.

aperture magazine

Archipelago

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Blog-Rotator

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

essays

Of Refugees and the Photograph

Nina Berman, Installation view of Za'atari: Inside These Walls, March, 23, 2014. © the aritst/ NOOR
Nina Berman, Installation view of Za'atari: Inside These Walls, March, 23, 2014. © the aritst/ NOOR

In conjunction with the recent “Odyssey” issue of Aperture magazine, Fred Ritchin examines photography of the refugee crisis.

reviews

Lee Miller: A Woman’s War

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From the London Blitz to Hitler’s apartment, Lee Miller captured some of the most audacious images of World War II.

talks & interviews

Into Eden: A Conversation with Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Untitled 02, 2013, from the series Standards & Poors
Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Untitled 02, 2013, from the series Standards & Poors

Ahead of his commission for Aperture, the French photographer previews a new project exploring the mythologies of real estate.