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A Celebration for John H. Gutfreund

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Atmosphere1[19][1]

Aperture trustees and friends gathered to celebrate John H. Gutfreund’s twenty years of service on the foundation’s Board of Trustees.

reviews

Catherine Opie’s American Souvenirs

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Opie

From the rush of Niagara Falls to Elizabeth Taylor’s bedroom, a chronicler of American life presents two concurrent exhibitions.

talks & interviews

Photography at the Altar: A Conversation about Diversity in Athens

Tassos Vrettos, Hindu Sewa Sangh Mandir, Dilessi, 2012–15 © Tassos Vrettos
Tassos Vrettos, Hindu Sewa Sangh Mandir, Dilessi, 2012–15 © Tassos Vrettos

A Greek photographer’s account of religious communities in Athens reveals a new vision of multicultural Europe.

aperture magazine

An Interview with Rosalind Fox Solomon

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220MAG164_Solomon-HR_FEAT

For Aperture’s recent “Interview” Issue, novelist and critic Francine Prose met with Rosalind Fox Solomon last April at her Manhattan home.

Thank You, and Come Again: Robert Frank in a New York Minute

Robert Frank, Funeral — St. Helena, South Carolina, from the book The Americans, 1959 © Robert Frank
Robert Frank, Funeral — St. Helena, South Carolina, from the book The Americans, 1959 © Robert Frank

The legendary photographer’s retrospective is here today, gone tomorrow.

aperture magazine

Torbjørn Rødland: Inducing Wonder

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Rodland-Blog-Rotator

Exploring the symbolism of cultural mythologies and human nature, Torbjørn Rødland is a modern-day surrealist.

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The Call Begins: The 2016 Summer Open

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2016_SummerOpen_Blog

The call officially begins for the 2016 Summer Open, Aperture’s third annual open-submission exhibition

reviews

Jürgen Klauke: Transformer

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Klauke_Rotator

With provocative self-portraits from the 1970s, a pioneer of Body Art makes his New York debut.

talks & interviews

Images of Conviction: A Conversation with Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral

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Rotator

An award-winning exhibition catalogue examines the power of photography in representing crime, war, and acts of violence.

reviews

Lartigue: Life in Color

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Rotator_Low_Res

Renowned for his vivacious snapshots of friends and family, a new exhibition in Amsterdam showcases the early color photographs of a bon vivant.

reviews

Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Katsura

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Ishimoto_Rotator

At a seventeenth-century villa in Kyoto, a young photographer merged modernist vision with exquisite design. Thirty years later, he returned for a second look.

aperture magazine

Samuel Fosso: Emperor of Africa

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221MAG557_Fosso (for web)

Samuel Fosso, a master of theatrical self-portraiture, turns toward the icons of Mao-era China.

aperture beat

9 Instagram Accounts You Really Should Be Following

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Instagram1

This winter, Aperture Foundation staff members offer up their favorite photography-related Instagram accounts.