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talks & interviews

Jason Fulford Can’t Be Contained

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Fulford_2H3A6184_WEB

The inventive photographer and publisher speaks about his latest book project.

reviews

Viral Images Ignite Calls for Social Change

On August 6, 1988, New York City police attempted to enforce a curfew during a rally held at Tompkins Square Park. The police violently broke up the rally; videographer and artist Clayton Patterson filmed the event on his VHS camcorder. His footage captured multiple incidents of police brutality, leading to the indictment of six police officers.  Patterson later appeared on Oprah, held up his camcorder, and declared, “This is a revolutionary tool. Little Brother is watching Big Brother.” New York City, 1988, courtesy of Clayton Patterson.
On August 6, 1988, New York City police attempted to enforce a curfew during a rally held at Tompkins Square Park. The police violently broke up the rally; videographer and artist Clayton Patterson filmed the event on his VHS camcorder. His footage captured multiple incidents of police brutality, leading to the indictment of six police officers.  Patterson later appeared on Oprah, held up his camcorder, and declared, “This is a revolutionary tool. Little Brother is watching Big Brother.” New York City, 1988, courtesy of Clayton Patterson.

An exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center considers the impact of citizen journalism.

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Alex Webb’s La Calle Gives Voice to Mexico’s Streets

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AWC_5

Webb’s “La Calle” captures the intense color, cultural tension, and mystery of Mexico’s streets

talks & interviews

In Amsterdam, Predicting the Future of Photography

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The-Rumble-in-the-Jungle-2016-©-Christto-Andrew

Emilia van Lynden previews the Unseen Photo Festival, opening September 16.

aperture magazine

No System

Vinca Petersen, No System, 1999. Courtesy the artist
Vinca Petersen, No System, 1999. Courtesy the artist

On the road with Vinca Petersen, who chronicled the raves, free parties, and traveling sound systems of ’90s-era Europe.

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Noisy Pictures

Teenagers screaming and yelling during singer Elvis Presley's personal appearance at the Florida Theatre.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Teenagers screaming and yelling during singer Elvis Presley's personal appearance at the Florida Theatre.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

In this sonic sequence, a group of leading curators, writers, and historians reflect on images that won’t stay quiet.

talks & interviews

The Getty Sheds New Light on the Early History of Photography

Gustave Le Gray, Mollien Pavilion, the Louvre, 1859. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Gustave Le Gray, Mollien Pavilion, the Louvre, 1859. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Karen Hellman, curator of the new exhibition Real/Ideal, speaks about the French photographers who pioneered realism.

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Midnight in Bamako

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224MAG348_Sidibe-HR

In search of the late Malick Sidibé and the rhythmic roots of his legendary photographs.

featured

Eight Facts You Didn’t Know About Photography and America’s National Parks

Roger Minick, Woman with Scarf at Inspiration Point, Yosemite National Park, 1980; from the series Sightseers
Roger Minick, Woman with Scarf at Inspiration Point, Yosemite National Park, 1980; from the series Sightseers

The history of the National Parks and photography are intertwined in surprising ways. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite stories.

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Listening for Eggleston

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Eggleston

A profile of the pioneering artist and his passion for music.

talks & interviews

How Not to Design a Photobook

Spread from Martin Parr, Hong Kong Parr, 2014. Courtesy Stuart Smith
Spread from Martin Parr, Hong Kong Parr, 2014. Courtesy Stuart Smith

A conversation with Stuart Smith, the prolific London-based photobook designer and editor.

Aperture On Sight Student Exhibition: Final Week on View

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2016_03_30_MS-136-14

In New York’s schools, Aperture introduces photography to the artists of tomorrow.

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Justine Kurland on Mariken Wessels Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor

Mariken Wessels, Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor, Art Paper Editions. Ghent, Belgium, 2015. Designed by Mariken Wessels and Jurgen Maelfeyt.
Mariken Wessels, Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor, Art Paper Editions. Ghent, Belgium, 2015. Designed by Mariken Wessels and Jurgen Maelfeyt.

A photographer’s obsessive relationship with his wife, and the powerful yet peculiar work that resulted.