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Vision & Justice Online: Renée Mussai in Conversation with Victor Peterson II

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2016_07_19_ABP_Featured

The curator of the London gallery Autograph ABP discusses the intersections between photography, human rights, and identity politics.

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Vision & Justice Online: 3 Reflections on Cinema and Archives

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CharlaHarlowe_featured

Catherine Gund, Shola Lynch, and Franklin Leonard discuss pioneers of cinema, African American archives, and the definitive films about black experience.

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In Experimental Photography, Is There Ever a Decisive Moment?

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march_anastasiaSamoylova_3

Sixteen boundary-pushing photographers included in the 2016 Aperture Summer Open curated by Charlotte Cotton weigh in on their practice.

reviews

The Camera Selects the Man

Sans titre © Gerard P. Fieret, 1965-1975. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Courtesy Estate of Gerard Petrus Fieret
Sans titre © Gerard P. Fieret, 1965-1975. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Courtesy Estate of Gerard Petrus Fieret

In a retrospective at LE BAL in Paris, Gerard Petrus Fieret’s subversive images reveal the libertine atmosphere of 1960s Europe.

talks & interviews

A New Documentary Turns the Lens on Robert Frank

Still from Don't Blink – Robert Frank, directed by Laura Israel. Photo by Lisa Rinzler. Courtesy Grasshopper Film
Still from Don't Blink – Robert Frank, directed by Laura Israel. Photo by Lisa Rinzler. Courtesy Grasshopper Film

Laura Israel, director of Don’t Blink–Robert Frank, speaks about the photographer’s life and work.

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Marco Breuer on Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan’s Evidence

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Mandel_2

Photographer Macro Breuer reflects on the lasting images in Evidence for The PhotoBook Review 010

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Vision & Justice Online: The People’s Justice Murals

Artist: Nelson Rivas, aka Cekis. Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Wadsworth Avenue and 174th Street, 2009. “If you are detained or arrested by a police officer, demand to speak with an attorney and don’t tell them anything until an attorney is present.” “Ud. no tiene que estar de acuerdo con un chequeo de si mismo, su carro o su casa. No trate fisicamente de parar la policia. Solo diga que ud. no da permiso para el chequeo. Tienes el derecho de no aceptarlo.” “Ud. tiene el derecho de observar y filmar actividades policiales.”
Artist: Nelson Rivas, aka Cekis. Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Wadsworth Avenue and 174th Street, 2009. “If you are detained or arrested by a police officer, demand to speak with an attorney and don’t tell them anything until an attorney is present.” “Ud. no tiene que estar de acuerdo con un chequeo de si mismo, su carro o su casa. No trate fisicamente de parar la policia. Solo diga que ud. no da permiso para el chequeo. Tienes el derecho de no aceptarlo.” “Ud. tiene el derecho de observar y filmar actividades policiales.”

On the streets of New York, murals strike back against police brutality.

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Vision & Justice Online: Nothing Personal

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2016_07_06_NothingPersonalFeatured

Was Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s collaborative photobook a luxury object or a ruthless indictment of American culture?

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5 Photography Exhibitions to See This Summer

Paul Graham, Senami, Christchurch, New Zealand
2011 © Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Paul Graham, Senami, Christchurch, New Zealand
2011 © Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

From dream states to Russian decadence, here are this summer’s must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

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Vision & Justice Online: Nicole R. Fleetwood on Prison Portraits

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Blog-Rotator

In America’s sprawling correctional system, how do prisoners and their families represent themselves though photography?

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Inside Aperture’s Annual Spring Patron Cocktail Party

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2016_SpringCocktail_crewdson-4100

Friends of Aperture gathered for the third annual Spring Patron Cocktail Party, which included a presentation by celebrated photographer Gregory Crewdson.

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Queer Photography: A Reflection

Peter Hujar, David Wojnarowicz, 1981 © The Peter Hujar Archive LLC
Peter Hujar, David Wojnarowicz, 1981 © The Peter Hujar Archive LLC

Vince Aletti recalls Tomorrow’s Man, Peter Hujar, James Dean, and the thrill of discovering queer pictures.

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What Does Trans Love Look Like?

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Relationship #23 (The Longest Day of the Year), 2011 © the artists and courtesy Prestel
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Relationship #23 (The Longest Day of the Year), 2011 © the artists and courtesy Prestel

In a pioneering new book, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst document their gender transitions and their lives together.