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Self-Portraiture in the First-Person Age

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221MAG204_Cornell

All users perform a version of themselves on Instagram. But how are artists today using the commercial platform to calculated effect?

reviews

Segregation Story at Salon 94

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GoP 11

A new exhibition at Salon 94 in New York brings to light Gordon Parks’s long-lost photographs from a breakthrough 1956 Life photoessay.

reviews

John Divola at Galeria Pedro Alfacinha

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From

William J. Simmons on Despite Intensions at Galeria Pedro Alfacinha, Lisbon, and its connections to the New Museum’s recent Sarah Charlesworth survey.

foundation news

Issue 20 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_11_05_ApertureApp_Issue20

The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device. Here’s a look inside Issue 20.

reviews

Report from Oslo

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Oslo_HiRes1

With a Tom Sandberg survey exhibition this summer as well as the 2015 edition of the Fotobokfestival this fall, the Norwegian capital’s photography scene is flourishing.

photobook awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2015 PhotoBook Awards

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2015_11_12_PhotobookAwards_Email

Take a look inside the winning titles of the 2015 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

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On Record: RoseLee Goldberg and Roxana Marcoci in Conversation

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221MAG449_RoseLeeRoxana-HR

Performances are ephemeral; photographs are permanent. When is an image more than a mere document? How do images bring us closer to an event we never witnessed?

talks & interviews

Hiroji Kubota Photographer

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HK__049

Here, in an excerpt from the book, Aperture Foundation’s executive director Chris Boot speaks with Kubota about his beginnings as a photographer.

foundation news

Issue 19 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_11_05_ApertureApp_Issue19

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

aperture beat

Report from The Ballad: Live, Aperture’s Fall Benefit

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Atmosphere

On October 26, Aperture Foundation celebrated photography and Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency with live performances at the annual fall benefit.

foundation news

Aperture Wins Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year for Tiny: Streetwise Revisited

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SWM_3sFeatured

On October 27, Aperture received the Lucie Award for book publisher of the year (classic) for Tiny: Streetwise Revisited.

talks & interviews

Exhibition: Paul Graham on The Whiteness of the Whale at Pier 24 Photography

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14_Graham_Install

San Francisco’s Pier 24 Photography recently opened Paul Graham’s exhibition The Whiteness of the Whale, the venue’s first-ever presentation of a single artist.

aperture beat

August Sander: Prints for the Aperture Monograph, Printed by His Son Gunther Sander

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DSC_3869

Aperture magazine’s managing editor, Brendan Wattenberg, on an exhibition of August Sander prints made by his son, Gunther.