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talks & interviews

Rowan Renee’s Defiant Pictures of Trauma

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In Bodies of Wood, an artist challenges ideas about gender and violence.

featured

9 Photographers Picturing Motherhood

Mary Ellen Mark, Erin (who previously went by her street name “Tiny”) pregnant with Daylon, Seattle, 1985© the artist
Mary Ellen Mark, Erin (who previously went by her street name “Tiny”) pregnant with Daylon, Seattle, 1985© the artist

These photographers illuminate truths about the experience of motherhood.

aperture beat

Aperture Members Celebrate the Launch of “Platform Africa”

Aperture managing editor Brendan Wattenberg introduces members to “Platform Africa.” Photo by Katie Booth
Aperture managing editor Brendan Wattenberg introduces members to “Platform Africa.” Photo by Katie Booth

On Saturday, May 6, Aperture celebrated the launch of its summer 2017 issue, “Platform Africa” with a member tour and party.

talks & interviews

These Radical Black Women Changed the Art World

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Behind the scenes of the Brooklyn Museum’s landmark exhibition about revolutionary feminist artists.

reviews

5 Exhibitions to See in May

Cang Xin, To Add One Meter to an Unknown Mountain, 1995 Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection
Cang Xin, To Add One Meter to an Unknown Mountain, 1995 Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection

From teenage portraits to postwar Manhattan, here are must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

talks & interviews

The Endless Outer World

Daido Moriyama, from the series Hunter, 1972
© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation
Daido Moriyama, from the series Hunter, 1972
© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

Daido Moriyama speaks about his Provoke days and capturing the streets of Tokyo.

talks & interviews

Okwui Enwezor on the Recent Histories of African Photography

Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London
Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London

The influential curator reflects on the evolving narratives of photography in Africa.

talks & interviews

Tokyo Reimagined

Yutaka Takanashi, from the series Tokyo-jin (Tokyoites), 1965 
© the artist and courtesy MOMAT and DNPartcom
Yutaka Takanashi, from the series Tokyo-jin (Tokyoites), 1965 
© the artist and courtesy MOMAT and DNPartcom

As Japan’s capital transformed, Yutaka Takanashi deployed a radical style to picture urban change.

essays

Larry Sultan’s California Home Theater

Larry Sultan, Sunset, from the series Pictures from Home, 1989© Estate of Larry Sultan and courtesy Casemore Kirkeby
Larry Sultan, Sunset, from the series Pictures from Home, 1989© Estate of Larry Sultan and courtesy Casemore Kirkeby

In the Bay Area photographer’s retrospective, family, home life, and American suburbia take center stage.

talks & interviews

Rich, Famous, and Faking it

Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005.
Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005.

For twenty-five years, Lauren Greenfield has chronicled the rise and fallout of consumerism and celebrity culture.

talks & interviews

A History of White Men in South Africa

Mikhael Subotzky, Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum
Security Prison, 2004  Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Mikhael Subotzky, Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum
Security Prison, 2004  Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

In a new film, photographer Mikhael Subotzky takes on two hundred years of white masculinity.

talks & interviews

On the Edge of the American Dream

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How have West Coast photographers subverted the mythology of California?

portfolio prize

2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize Shortlist

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Prize_Shortlist_featured

Presenting the five finalists for the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition.