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remembrance

The Subversive Fantasies of Ren Hang (1987–2017)

Ren Hang, Untitled, 2013-14  Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nicolas Hugo, Paris
Ren Hang, Untitled, 2013-14  Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nicolas Hugo, Paris

Aperture remembers the surprising, defiant work of the Chinese photographer, whose playful vision cleverly pushed the limits of self expression.

talks & interviews

Defying Stereotypes, One Post at a Time

Devin N. Morris, Untitled (Red), 2016
Courtesy of the artist
Devin N. Morris, Untitled (Red), 2016
Courtesy of the artist

The four artists in Torrent Tea are redefining narratives of Black and Queer bodies on the Internet.

reviews

Valérie Belin’s Uncanny Visions

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Belin_Super-Girl-2016

The French artist’s most recent work explores the dark side of pop culture and beauty.

talks & interviews

Learning to See: Photography at Black Mountain College

Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina, 1951, 1951  © the Estate of Harry Callahan and courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina, 1951, 1951  © the Estate of Harry Callahan and courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

How a small, liberal-arts college became a birthplace of modern photography.

aperture magazine

Robert Cumming Invents the Photograph

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211MAG049.4188

Constructing sets that look functional but are intentionally useless, an artist parodies the seamless illusion of images.

reviews

Erotic Voyeurs of Japanese Photography

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008_KYY-542

Three celebrated photographers push the limits of sexuality and surveillance.

aperture beat

Redefining the Image of Black Masculinity

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In photographs, our readers reimagine society’s portrayal of black men and boys.

aperture magazine

After the Avant-Garde

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Nan-Goldin,-Self-Portrait-in-Kimono-with-Brian,-NYC,-1983

How has feminist photography changed since the 1970s?

reviews

5 Exhibitions to See in February

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Sun-Ra-space-II-NYC

From protest images to the poetics of architecture, here are this winter’s must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

talks & interviews

The Revolution Will Be Live-streamed

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9_Ponomarev_GRID_web-e1486067309824

Amid the overwhelming barrage of news and ideas online, can an image change anything?

essays

Beyond the Wall

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BC_0151

Is the U.S.-Mexico border a political calculation or a humanitarian crisis?

reviews

The Ready-made Dream No One Believes In

Stéphane Duroy, spread from the book Unknown, 2015
Stéphane Duroy, spread from the book Unknown, 2015

In Europe and the United States, Stéphane Duroy charts the course of “big” history.

aperture magazine

Work, Politics, Survival

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4_HEATH_Spence-Cropped

Jo Spence rejected categorizing labels of her work and practice and preferred to wander.