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Edward Weston’s The Flame of Recognition

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WES_17_Cabbage Leaf

The Flame of Recognition, the classic monograph by Edward Weston, began its life in 1958 as a monographic issue of Aperture magazine in celebration of Weston’s life.

flashback

An Interview with Richard Learoyd from the Archives

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238. Harmony in White

Peggy Roalf talks with Richard Learoyd about his portraits made with a camera obscura. Day For Night, a monograph of his work will be available this Fall.

essays

“Conflict” at Krakow Photomonth 2015

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KrakowPhotomonth2015JosefKoudelka

Krakow Photomonth has grown from a rather rambunctious upstart into one of the most ambitious photography festivals. This year’s edition revolved elegantly around conflict.

essays

Letters from Sally Mann On Process

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IMFAMILY_06_hires

Letters from Sally Mann to Melissa Harris, editor-in-chief of Aperture Foundation, about her portraits and her process, originally published as an interview in Aperture #138.

aperture beat

Staff Picks: Summer Exhibitions

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1016_2013_14_ricr

Aperture editors and staff select the photography exhibitions we’re seeing around New York City this summer, from MoMA to the Guggenheim to Chelsea’s galleries.

talks & interviews

Highlights from From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola

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pk-14

Curators Sarah Meister, who focused on Horacio Coppola, and Roxana Marcoci, who researched Grete Stern, offer comments and insights into key works in the exhibition.

foundation news

A Recap of Aperture’s Summer Soirée

Matthew Pillsbury speaks about the process and making of Cup Noodles Museum, Yokohama, Tokyo, 2014 courtesy of Benrubi Gallery from his recent trip to Japan. Photo by Max Mikulecky.
Matthew Pillsbury speaks about the process and making of Cup Noodles Museum, Yokohama, Tokyo, 2014 courtesy of Benrubi Gallery from his recent trip to Japan. Photo by Max Mikulecky.

Friends of Aperture gathered at the Aperture Summer Soirée along with photographers Matthew Pillsbury, Richard Renaldi, and other artists.

foundation news

Issue 13 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_07_16_ApertureApp_Issue13

The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device. Every issue of the Aperture Photography App is free on iTunes

essays

Excerpt from Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment

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Image4_Aperture_Mary Ellen Mark Workshop Book_9781597113168

In an excerpt from Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment, the photographer reflects on her favorite portraits and how her now-recognizable images came to be.

featured

Altered Images at the Bronx Documentary Center

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Altered Images_Giovanni Troilo

Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography explores how and why photojournalists change their photographs.

aperture magazine

Nobuyoshi Araki’s Polaroids

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219MAG572_Nobuyoshi-HR

Nobuyoshi Araki’s Polaroid collages of nudes juxtaposed with flora is one of the Tokyo-based photographer’s latest projects, which appeared in Aperture magazine #219.

aperture beat

On Press with Aperture Production

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IMG_0442

Production coordinator Thomas Bollier walks us through the recent printing of the Aperture book Suburban, of Jimmy DeSana’s earlier photographs.

reviews

William J. Simmons on Josef Astor at Participant Inc.

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2.JoeHo1996

On Josef Astor’s recent exhibition at Participant Inc., New York, which connects photography, installation, and dance.