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Does the Venice Biennale Have a Problem with Photography?

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Ilgara_featured

At the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition, photographers are on the margins.

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Raw Land

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227MAG278_Montazami-Sedira-HR

How are artists rethinking documentary in North Africa?

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Aperture to honor Kwame Brathwaite, Zackary Drucker, Inez & Vinoodh

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InezandVinoodhPic_web

Our 65th-Anniversary Gala celebrates the contributions of four visionary artists.

essays

In Praise of the Absurd

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15_Mozman_R_s_featured

In Panama City, five photographic projects tackle the contradictions of urban life.

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Délio Jasse’s Endless Archive

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Jasse-009_feature

Looking to vintage photos and alternative processes, an Angolan Portuguese artist engages the infinite possibilities of an image.

talks & interviews

Queering “Straight” Photography 

David Benjamin Sherry, Submission, 0C100M160Y, 2017 
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York
David Benjamin Sherry, Submission, 0C100M160Y, 2017 
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York

With a rush of color, David Benjamin Sherry’s new photograms gesture to abstract painting and gay history.

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Malala Andrialavidrazana Redraws the Map

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In photographs and photomontages, the Madagascar-born artist considers the global reverberations of African culture.

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Inside Aperture’s Semiannual Benefactor Luncheon with Denise Wolff

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JE9A6440

An afternoon exploring the rich history of food photography as seen in Aperture’s “Feast for the Eyes.”

talks & interviews

Tracey Moffatt Imagines an Uncertain Future

Tracey Moffatt, Mother and Baby, 2016, from the series Passage
© the artist and courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York
Tracey Moffatt, Mother and Baby, 2016, from the series Passage
© the artist and courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York

In her solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the Australian photographer spins stories of displacement.

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A Short History of the African Photobook

Joana Choumali, Spread from Hââbré, The Last Generation (Johannesburg: Fourthwall Books, 2016)  Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books
Joana Choumali, Spread from Hââbré, The Last Generation (Johannesburg: Fourthwall Books, 2016)  Courtesy the artist and Fourthwall Books

For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for political and social history.

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9 Publications that Illuminate Queer Life

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218MAG089_COVER-HIGHESTRES

From Ren Hang’s subversive nudes to Nan Goldin’s iconic visual diary, nine publications that radically reimagine queer visibility.

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In Ghana, Visions of Queer Friendship and Love

Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016 Courtesy the artist
Eric Gyamfi, Some of the LGBT community members organize a night of dance and performance for themselves after the international day against homophobia and transphobia event as a way to get to know other community members and to network. From the series Just Like Us, 2016 Courtesy the artist

Eric Gyamfi reflects on his activism, photography, and telling the stories of West Africa’s queer communities.