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Constructing sets that look functional but are intentionally useless, an artist parodies the seamless illusion of images.
Three celebrated photographers push the limits of sexuality and surveillance.
In photographs, our readers reimagine society's portrayal of black men and boys.
How has feminist photography changed since the 1970s?
Elizabeth Huber reflects on Ken Gonzales-Day and the history of lynching in California.
Echoing the languid melodies of the South, Shane Lavalette finds fragments of oral tradition in the visual world.
After years in a Boston attic, Mark Morrisroe’s dreamy, unpolished early work is on display in a rare exhibition in New York.
We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.
Maia Silber reflects on photographer Gordon Parks, the infamous “doll tests” of the 1940s, and segregation.
Merging football with twentieth-century sharecropping, Hank Willis Thomas traces the commodification of black bodies.
Aperture supporters gather to celebrate Bruce Davidson.
How do Bruce Davidson’s photographs of the Selma march in 1965 find their echo in the modern debate over voter ID laws?
Merging images and words, conceptual artists in the 1970s advanced a new visual language.
Introducing Tania Franco Klein, the winner of Aperture’s Instagram contest honoring William Eggleston.
Judith Joy Ross reflects on her portraits from opposing ends of the political spectrum.
Magnum’s Square Sale features work that explores our collective humanity.
A recent forum at MoMA reveals a rich, often-overlooked thread of queer history and photography.
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