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What role have images played in our collective memory of protest?
In the late 1970s, Mary Lucier pointed her camera at the sun and broke the rules of a new medium.
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.
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
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.
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