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For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for political and social history.
From Ren Hang's subversive nudes to Nan Goldin's iconic visual diary, nine publications that radically reimagine queer visibility.
Eric Gyamfi reflects on his activism, photography, and telling the stories of West Africa’s queer communities.
Aida Muluneh, founder of the Addis Foto Fest, speaks about how education plays a central role in connecting African photographers.
The octogenarian Portuguese artist Helena Almeida was intent on blurring lines: her playful images might be considered paintings, actions, and performative photographs.
The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device. Here’s a look inside Issue 22.
In an exhibition inspired by Man Ray’s Dust Breeding, David Campany charts the strange career of a surrealist photograph.
Two Paris museums put women photographers in the spotlight. But are gender-specific exhibitions relevant today?
Curator Yasufumi Nakamori discusses his game-changing show of Japanese photography with Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti.
The Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography exhibition considers contemporary image-making in an increasingly globalized yet formless world.
The Met has mounted its first-ever exhibition of West African photographs. But is the museum late to the party?
Zoë Lescaze on Jeff Wall’s exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York.
NEA announces over $27 million in grant awards, including a $25,000 Art Works grant for Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography.
Several Lebanese artists, including Walid Raad, have embraced the artist’s talk to unpack history and the limitations of the photograph.
Coordinating editor of The PhotoBook Review, Madeline Coleman, highlights design trends found in this year’s PhotoBook Awards shortlist.
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.
The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device. Here’s a look inside Issue 20.
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