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Thank You, and Come Again: Robert Frank in a New York Minute

Robert Frank, Funeral — St. Helena, South Carolina, from the book The Americans, 1959 © Robert Frank
Robert Frank, Funeral — St. Helena, South Carolina, from the book The Americans, 1959 © Robert Frank

The legendary photographer’s retrospective is here today, gone tomorrow.

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Torbjørn Rødland: Inducing Wonder

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Rodland-Blog-Rotator

Exploring the symbolism of cultural mythologies and human nature, Torbjørn Rødland is a modern-day surrealist.

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The Call Begins: The 2016 Summer Open

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2016_SummerOpen_Blog

The call officially begins for the 2016 Summer Open, Aperture’s third annual open-submission exhibition

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Jürgen Klauke: Transformer

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With provocative self-portraits from the 1970s, a pioneer of Body Art makes his New York debut.

talks & interviews

Images of Conviction: A Conversation with Diane Dufour and Xavier Barral

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An award-winning exhibition catalogue examines the power of photography in representing crime, war, and acts of violence.

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Lartigue: Life in Color

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Rotator_Low_Res

Renowned for his vivacious snapshots of friends and family, a new exhibition in Amsterdam showcases the early color photographs of a bon vivant.

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Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Katsura

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Ishimoto_Rotator

At a seventeenth-century villa in Kyoto, a young photographer merged modernist vision with exquisite design. Thirty years later, he returned for a second look.

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Samuel Fosso: Emperor of Africa

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221MAG557_Fosso (for web)

Samuel Fosso, a master of theatrical self-portraiture, turns toward the icons of Mao-era China.

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9 Instagram Accounts You Really Should Be Following

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Instagram1

This winter, Aperture Foundation staff members offer up their favorite photography-related Instagram accounts.

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Gus Powell: The Lonely Ones

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217MAG247_Powell-HR

On view at Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York, Gus Powell’s poetic series The Lonely Ones explores the relationship between pictures and words.

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5 Exhibitions to See in January

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Hujar_featured

With the new season in full swing, Aperture’s editors select five must-see photography exhibitions on view or opening soon in New York City.

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From the Archive: A Visit with Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter, Taxi, ca. 1957 © Saul Leiter and Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Taxi, ca. 1957 © Saul Leiter and Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

A pioneer of color photography, Saul Leiter is now the subject of a retrospective at London’s Photographers’ Gallery.

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Expanded Geographies

Qian Heifeng, The Green Train © the artist
Qian Heifeng, The Green Train © the artist

At the 2015 LianzhouFoto Festival, photographers remapped the world with images from near and far.