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On Feminism

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225MAG552_Al-Qasimi-HR_WEB

How feminism has shaped photography? An introduction to the winter 2016 issue of Aperture

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A Portrait of the Artist as Claude Cahun

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225_Wearing-Cover

Ahead of her new exhibition in London, Gillian Wearing speaks about Claude Cahun, self-portraiture, and feminist icons.

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Separate Cars on the Open Road

Robert Frank, Indianapolis, 1956  © the artist, from The Americans, 1958
Robert Frank, Indianapolis, 1956  © the artist, from The Americans, 1958

Amid the fight for desegregation, a revelatory portrait by Robert Frank conveys the freedom of travel.

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In California, Trees as Witness and Living Memorial

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Huber_Gonzales-Day-WEB

Elizabeth Huber reflects on Ken Gonzales-Day and the history of lynching in California.

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The Lyrical South of Shane Lavalette

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ShaneLavalette_OneSunOneShadow_03

Echoing the languid melodies of the South, Shane Lavalette finds fragments of oral tradition in the visual world.

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A Chance Encounter with Mark Morrisroe

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Baby-Steffenelli-John-S.

After years in a Boston attic, Mark Morrisroe’s dreamy, unpolished early work is on display in a rare exhibition in New York.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 PhotoBook Awards

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2016_PhotobookAwardsWinners_600

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

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Racial Innocence in Postwar America

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Silber_Parks-WEB

Maia Silber reflects on photographer Gordon Parks, the infamous “doll tests” of the 1940s, and segregation.

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The Cotton Bowl and the Super Bowl

Hank Willis Thomas
The Cotton Bowl, 2011 Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Hank Willis Thomas
The Cotton Bowl, 2011 Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Merging football with twentieth-century sharecropping, Hank Willis Thomas traces the commodification of black bodies.

foundation news

Inside Aperture’s October Paul Strand Circle Cocktail Party

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Judy Lauder, Chris Boot, Leonard Lauder

Aperture supporters gather to celebrate Bruce Davidson.

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Envisioning the Right to Vote

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Karp_Davidson-WEB

How do Bruce Davidson’s photographs of the Selma march in 1965 find their echo in the modern debate over voter ID laws?

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The Pleasure of the Text

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Merging images and words, conceptual artists in the 1970s advanced a new visual language.