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talks & interviews

John Chiara’s Sidewalk Studio: A Conversation with Allie Haeusslein

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John Chiara, E14th Street at Avenue A, 2015. © John Chiara and courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Known for building his own cameras, John Chiara speaks about transforming New York into a colorful, otherworldly landscape.

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Vision & Justice: Ingrid Monson on Roy DeCarava

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The professor of African American music reflects on rhythm and jazz in the 1950s.

foundation news

From Magnum Photographers, 10 Decisive Moments

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2016_06_06_MagnumSquareFeatured

Magnum’s Square Sale, online now through June 10th, is an opportunity to collect decisive moments from Magnum photographers.

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Vision & Justice: Awol Erizku

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A young photographer finds inspiration in Old Masters and Afropunk.

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Vision & Justice Online: Jamel Shabazz in Conversation with Michaela Angela Davis

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The legendary street photographer speaks about his impulse to record African American life.

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Vision & Justice: Wynton Marsalis on Frank Stewart

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The legendary jazz trumpeter, composer, and teacher reflects on ancestry and ceremony in New Orleans.

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The Garden of Virtual Beauty: A Conversation with Karine Laval

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The artist explores place, perception, and the lure of artificial environments.

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Vision & Justice: Around the Kitchen Table

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Five voices from the fields of theater, photography, and art history to reflect on one of Carrie Mae Weems’s most iconic projects.

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Vision & Justice: A Curriculum by Hank Willis Thomas

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The photographer and multimedia artist shares the books, shows, and films that have shaped his life.

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Vision & Justice Online: Ming Smith and the Kamoinge Workshop

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Page#39-Kamoinge-1973-master-fileFEATURED

Routinely excluded from the mainstream art world, in the 1960s, a group of African American photographers formed a collective to promote their work.

foundation news

Aperture Celebrates the Launch of Vision & Justice

Hank Willis Thomas, Sarah Lewis, Darren Walker, and Sarah Jones at the launch of Vision & Justice, Ford Foundation, May 10, 2016
Hank Willis Thomas, Sarah Lewis, Darren Walker, and Sarah Jones at the launch of Vision & Justice, Ford Foundation, May 10, 2016

Artists, writers, and special guests gathered at the Ford Foundation on May 10 to launch a landmark issue of Aperture.

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Vision & Justice Online: She Walked in Beauty

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Jet_Fales-Hill

In the 1960s, Jet magazine captured African American life with grace and power. For an influential screenwriter, one cover was personal.

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Recap of Connect Member Meetup

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ApertureConnect_PatrickMontgomery_-5313

Aperture Connect Members were given a tour of photograph’s rich history through a private collection