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What role have images played in our collective memory of protest?
In the late 1970s, Mary Lucier pointed her camera at the sun and broke the rules of a new medium.
In his staged, gel-lit nudes, Jimmy DeSana explored the body as object.
In a region where women are regarded as an economic burden, Gauri Gill photographs girls in acts of quiet daring.
We look back at a selection of features from Aperture magazine, from talks with William Klein and Miyako Ishiuchi to a secret history of Japanese photography, plus much more.
The octogenarian Portuguese artist Helena Almeida was intent on blurring lines: her playful images might be considered paintings, actions, and performative photographs.
The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device. Here’s a look inside Issue 22.
In an exhibition inspired by Man Ray’s Dust Breeding, David Campany charts the strange career of a surrealist photograph.
Two Paris museums put women photographers in the spotlight. But are gender-specific exhibitions relevant today?
Curator Yasufumi Nakamori discusses his game-changing show of Japanese photography with Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti.
The Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography exhibition considers contemporary image-making in an increasingly globalized yet formless world.
The Met has mounted its first-ever exhibition of West African photographs. But is the museum late to the party?
Zoë Lescaze on Jeff Wall’s exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.
NEA announces over $27 million in grant awards, including a $25,000 Art Works grant for Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography.
Several Lebanese artists, including Walid Raad, have embraced the artist’s talk to unpack history and the limitations of the photograph.
Coordinating editor of The PhotoBook Review, Madeline Coleman, highlights design trends found in this year’s PhotoBook Awards shortlist.
David Shields’s War Is Beautiful critiques sixty-four photographs of war that ran on the front page of the Times between 1997 and 2013.
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