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In his first museum retrospective, Anthony Hernandez finds melancholy beauty in a city of contrasts.
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.
The artist explores place, perception, and the lure of artificial environments.
Five voices from the fields of theater, photography, and art history to reflect on one of Carrie Mae Weems’s most iconic projects.
The photographer and multimedia artist shares the books, shows, and films that have shaped his life.
Routinely excluded from the mainstream art world, in the 1960s, a group of African American photographers formed a collective to promote their work.
Artists, writers, and special guests gathered at the Ford Foundation on May 10 to launch a landmark issue of Aperture.
In the 1960s, Jet magazine captured African American life with grace and power. For an influential screenwriter, one cover was personal.
Aperture Connect Members were given a tour of photograph’s rich history through a private collection
Celebrated for his studio portraiture in the 1950s, Bamako’s most prominent photographer mastered the elements of style.
Are Israel and the West Bank an oasis, homeland, or colonial state? Twelve photographers set out to describe a contested territory.
In a new exhibition, the celebrated filmmaker returns to his pioneering work about queer black identity.
In her recent videos and installations, Amie Siegel navigates the threshold of art and commerce.
Curator Sandra Phillips previews SFMOMA’s Pritzker Center, the largest space for photography in an American museum.
Notorious for photographs that pushed private desire into the public realm, two major exhibitions in Los Angeles consider the artist—and the man—in full.
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