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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?

reviews

The Pleasure of the Text

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LT_PORTRAITEQUALS36EXPOSURES_JMC_LG

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

aperture beat

Tania Franco Klein’s Homage to William Eggleston

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Tania Franco Klein, Queue, Post office NW10 2PX  from the series Pest Control

Introducing Tania Franco Klein, the winner of Aperture’s Instagram contest honoring William Eggleston.

talks & interviews

From the Corridors of Power, A Portrait of Reagan-era Politics

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Judith Joy Ross reflects on her portraits from opposing ends of the political spectrum.

aperture beat

On Empathy: 10 Powerful Images from Magnum Photographers

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David-Alan-Harvey

Magnum’s Square Sale features work that explores our collective humanity.

foundation news

From Stonewall to AIDS, Framing Queer Desire

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Fred Temnel

A recent forum at MoMA reveals a rich, often-overlooked thread of queer history and photography.

foundation news

An Evening with William Eggleston at Aperture’s Fall Benefit

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On October 24, Aperture Foundation honored William Eggleston.

reviews

Louis Faurer’s Postwar New York

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Louis Faurer, Untitled, New York, 1949© Louis Faurer Estate

In the late 1940s, the photographer’s photographer reveled in the contradictory energies of urban life.

reviews

Glamour and Destitution in Los Angeles

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discarded_featured

In his first museum retrospective, Anthony Hernandez finds melancholy beauty in a city of contrasts.

reviews

The Limits of Representation

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CT-5249_Victor-Burgin_Mirror-Lake_2013_03

Can Conceptual art speak to activist issues in new ways?

reviews

Pushing the Boundaries of Gender Performance

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Lee_HipHopProject_featured

Spanning over eighty years of photographs, an exhibition explores the gender non-conforming potential of the word “they.”

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Justine Kurland’s Great American Road Trip

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222MAG309_Kurland_HR

Justine Kurland crossed the United States in a weathered van, pursuing a chronicle of American Drifters.

reviews

Are You Ready For Love?

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Cantor-Pinochet

Four exhibitions celebrate feminist artist Ellen Cantor, who explored the subversive potential of female sexuality.