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year in review

Aperture’s 2015 Year in Review

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219MAG426_Magazine_CameraMainichi-HR1

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.

aperture magazine

Magazine: Helena Almeida

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HA_09_Featured

The octogenarian Portuguese artist Helena Almeida was intent on blurring lines: her playful images might be considered paintings, actions, and performative photographs.

foundation news

Issue 22 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_11_05_ApertureApp_Issue22

The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device. Here’s a look inside Issue 22.

talks & interviews

Dust to Dust: A Conversation with David Campany

Photographer unknown, Kansas dust Storm, barren earth, 1935. Courtesy Le Bal, Paris
Photographer unknown, Kansas dust Storm, barren earth, 1935. Courtesy Le Bal, Paris

In an exhibition inspired by Man Ray’s Dust Breeding, David Campany charts the strange career of a surrealist photograph.

reviews

When Women Get Involved

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4x5 original

Two Paris museums put women photographers in the spotlight. But are gender-specific exhibitions relevant today?

talks & interviews

For a New World to Come

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Gocho_Familiar Street Scenes

Curator Yasufumi Nakamori discusses his game-changing show of Japanese photography with Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti.

reviews

Ocean of Images at MoMA

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moma__newphoto2015_ooi_dis_v01tl (1)

The Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography exhibition considers contemporary image-making in an increasingly globalized yet formless world.

essays

In and Out of the Studio

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01_Group Portrait

The Met has mounted its first-ever exhibition of West African photographs. But is the museum late to the party?

reviews

Jeff Wall at Marian Goodman

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17073Wall2

Zoë Lescaze on Jeff Wall’s exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.

foundation news

Aperture Awarded $25,000 NEA Grant for Aperture On Sight Program

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NEA_Logo_Full

NEA announces over $27 million in grant awards, including a $25,000 Art Works grant for Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography.

aperture magazine

Lecture as Performance

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221MAG454_Wilson-Goldie

Several Lebanese artists, including Walid Raad, have embraced the artist’s talk to unpack history and the limitations of the photograph.

aperture beat

Five Book Design Trends Spotted in the PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

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Lucy Helton, Transmission (Silas Finch)

Coordinating editor of The PhotoBook Review, Madeline Coleman, highlights design trends found in this year’s PhotoBook Awards shortlist.

talks & interviews

A Conversation with David Shields

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1.1.Nature_14204769_RD

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.