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Laurie Simmons and Molly Ringwald are Playing with the Big Boys

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10-The-Love-Doll-Day-2-Meeting

The iconic actress and legendary photographer talk about cameras, color, and what it means to be a woman in the arts.

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Renée Cox: A Taste of Power

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225MAG677_Cox-HR2

Uri McMillan speaks with Renée Cox about icons and avatars of black style, from Angela Davis to Beyoncé.

talks & interviews

Raised on the Road: Justine Kurland in Conversation with Her Son, Casper

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casper_featured

After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview.

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13 Essential Photobooks by Women Photographers

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10 Women Photographers Covers_featured

From photography legends to unsung pioneers of decades past, our gift guide to Aperture photobooks by women photographers.

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Keith Lamont Scott and the Legacy of Police Violence

Sean Rayford, Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting, 2016 © the artist/Getty Images
Sean Rayford, Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting, 2016 © the artist/Getty Images

A photograph of a bloody hand on a police shield underscores the ongoing struggle for African American citizenship.

talks & interviews

Decolonizing Photography: A Conversation With Wendy Red Star

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Challenging mainstream representations of Native Americans, Wendy Red Star photographs her Crow culture, on her own terms.

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Matthew Brandt’s Poison Pictures

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Stepping-Stone-Falls-9-C2M1Y2-2016-20-x-14-inches-MBr.16981_WEB

In his new body of work, the experimental photographer uses Flint’s contaminated tap water to create daring abstractions with a political edge.

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5 Highlights from the 2016 Addis Foto Fest

Messay Shoakena, NYC Streets 01–Street Encounters on 8th Avenue–New York City, from the series Light & Shadow, 2016 Courtesy the artist
Messay Shoakena, NYC Streets 01–Street Encounters on 8th Avenue–New York City, from the series Light & Shadow, 2016 Courtesy the artist

A preview of the international photography festival in Ethiopia.

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Don’t Touch Our Hair

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Solange_Cover_NEW

In protest of policing black women and girls’ hair, Solange’s album cover image is a powerful assertion of ownership.

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Beyond Binary

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225MAG055_Bryan-Wilson-Bowers-HR

What does photography offer the trans feminism movement?

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The Radical Power of the Black Feminine Gaze

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Weems_Featured Image

Carrie Mae Weems’s feminist vision has never been more timely.

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William Christenberry, Poet of the Ordinary (1936–2016)

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William Christenberry, Processing, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 1966

Aperture remembers the life of the Southern photographer, whose work evokes the power of passing time.

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Elle Pérez

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225MAG312_Perez-HR1

On the dance floor, Elle Pérez captures LGBT youth who refuse to be forgotten.