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An early platform for lesbian photography, On Our Backs was instrumental in shaping a culture of desire.
Aperture remembers the surprising, defiant work of the Chinese photographer, whose playful vision cleverly pushed the limits of self expression.
The four artists in Torrent Tea are redefining narratives of Black and Queer bodies on the Internet.
The French artist's most recent work explores the dark side of pop culture and beauty.
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.
On October 24, Aperture Foundation honored William Eggleston.
In the late 1940s, the photographer’s photographer reveled in the contradictory energies of urban life.
In his first museum retrospective, Anthony Hernandez finds melancholy beauty in a city of contrasts.
Can Conceptual art speak to activist issues in new ways?
Spanning over eighty years of photographs, an exhibition explores the gender non-conforming potential of the word “they.”
Justine Kurland crossed the United States in a weathered van, pursuing a chronicle of American Drifters.
Four exhibitions celebrate feminist artist Ellen Cantor, who explored the subversive potential of female sexuality.
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