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Images of Conviction at Le Bal, Paris

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1- Assassinat  M Canon 9 dÇcembre 1914 - YB8

Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence presents ten case studies that demonstrate how photography and video have functioned in the evidence of death.

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Tonight: The BlowUp Hosts Live Storytelling Event in NYC

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Stefan_Ruiz

Presented and produced by the photography blog Feature Shoot, The Blow Up brings together a curated selection of influential photographers each telling the story.

summer open

Announcing the 2015 Summer Open

Monika Sziladi, Untitled (Passing by), 2014
Monika Sziladi, Untitled (Passing by), 2014

From over five hundred applicants, twenty-four photographers consider the ways in which our current reality might outpace outlandish narratives of science fiction.

reviews

Zoë Lescaze on Candida Höfer at Sean Kelly Gallery

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CH-8513 Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf I 2012 (18x24)

A review of Candida Höfer’s recent show at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

aperture magazine

Takashi Homma’s Tokyo Obscura

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Tokyo, 2014

An excerpt from a portfolio in Aperture magazine #219, Summer 2015, “Tokyo.”

foundation news

Issue 10 of the Aperture Photography App Now Available

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2015_06_05_ApertureApp_Issue10

In Issue 10 readers will find a review of Hellen van Meene’s new photobook, a conversation with Manfred Heiting, and work from Takashi Homma

video

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Selected Works Walkthrough

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2015_06_09_LaToyaRubyFrazier_ArtistTalk_TitleCard_Edit

LaToya Ruby Frazier walks us through her exhibition, LaToya Ruby Frazier: Selected Works at Aperture gallery in New York.

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Report from the Shanghai Center of Photography

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scop photos

The newly opened Shanghai Center of Photography promises an ambitious array of photography exhibitions in its inaugural year.

member event

Inside Aperture’s Spring Patron Cocktail Event

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Patron_CocktailParty_1_20150608

Aperture Patrons, board members, and photographers Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao and Scout Tufankjian gathered for the second annual Spring Patron Cocktail Party.

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On Philip Gefter’s Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe

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PBR8_GefterWagstaff

Philip Gefter’s new biography of Sam Wagstaff examines the life of the influential curator and collector, and his romantic relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.

aperture magazine

Magazine Work

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219MAG496_Magazine_ShahinJidai-HR

In the new issue of Aperture magazine, Tokyo-based curator Ivan Vartanian offers a look through the pages of the popular magazines of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

foundation news

Issue 9 of the Aperture Photography App Now Available

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2015_06_05_ApertureApp_Issue9

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

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Review: On Max Pinckers’s Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty

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PBR8_021_MaxPinkers_4

Mira Jacob reviews Max Pinckers’s self-published photobook, “Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty”