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For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for political and social history.
From Ren Hang's subversive nudes to Nan Goldin's iconic visual diary, nine publications that radically reimagine queer visibility.
Eric Gyamfi reflects on his activism, photography, and telling the stories of West Africa’s queer communities.
Aida Muluneh, founder of the Addis Foto Fest, speaks about how education plays a central role in connecting African photographers.
In his staged, gel-lit nudes, Jimmy DeSana explored the body as object.
In a region where women are regarded as an economic burden, Gauri Gill photographs girls in acts of quiet daring.
A collective of artists reimagines contemporary Greece.
In Eritrea, a young photographer pursues a cinematic vision.
At the Columbus Museum of Art, photographers look to the light in the sky.
An emerging guard of young, female photographers carves out a new brand of feminism.
Lebanese photographer Rasha Kahil turns comments from online trolls into a powerful exhibition.
Geoff Dyer remembers the life of an acclaimed critic and author.
The iconic actress and legendary photographer talk about cameras, color, and what it means to be a woman in the arts.
Uri McMillan speaks with Renée Cox about icons and avatars of black style, from Angela Davis to Beyoncé.
After years traversing the U.S. together in a van, the photographer and her son sit down for a candid interview.
From photography legends to unsung pioneers of decades past, our gift guide to Aperture photobooks by women photographers.
A photograph of a bloody hand on a police shield underscores the ongoing struggle for African American citizenship.
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