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Aperture remembers the life of the Southern photographer, whose work evokes the power of passing time.
On the dance floor, Elle Pérez captures LGBT youth who refuse to be forgotten.
Ahead of her new exhibition in London, Gillian Wearing speaks about Claude Cahun, self-portraiture, and feminist icons.
Amid the fight for desegregation, a revelatory portrait by Robert Frank conveys the freedom of travel.
Known for building his own cameras, John Chiara speaks about transforming New York into a colorful, otherworldly landscape.
The professor of African American music reflects on rhythm and jazz in the 1950s.
Magnum’s Square Sale, online now through June 10th, is an opportunity to collect decisive moments from Magnum photographers.
A young photographer finds inspiration in Old Masters and Afropunk.
The legendary street photographer speaks about his impulse to record African American life.
The legendary jazz trumpeter, composer, and teacher reflects on ancestry and ceremony in New Orleans.
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
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