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A Witness to Resistance

Kazuo Kitai, Old Lady Faces the Water Cannon, 1970, from the series Sanrizuka, 1969-72
© the artist
Kazuo Kitai, Old Lady Faces the Water Cannon, 1970, from the series Sanrizuka, 1969-72
© the artist

From student demonstrations to farmers in revolt, Kazuo Kitai captured the social tumult of 1960s Japan.

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Against Occupation

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Hitomi-Watanabe_071

Japanese curator Rei Masuda discusses how postwar Japanese photographers adapted to a new era.

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2017 Aperture Summer Open: A Conversation With Eric Gottesman from For Freedoms

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18-004 FINAL_mesfinandasrat-edited-dusted_v4 2

Aperture recently spoke with Eric Gottesman about photographic liberation.

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Behind the Barricades

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Hitomi-Watanabe_05

Student protests shook late-1960s Japan. Hitomi Watanabe bore witness from inside the movement.

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Back to the Future

Kris Graves,  Jessica, 2016 and Keith #2, 2016  Courtesy the artist
Kris Graves,  Jessica, 2016 and Keith #2, 2016  Courtesy the artist

A new exhibition in Seattle explores the ambiguity of what is yet to come

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The Provoke Moment

Takuma Nakahira, Untitled, ca.1968
© Gen Nakahira and courtesy Oriris
Takuma Nakahira, Untitled, ca.1968
© Gen Nakahira and courtesy Oriris

In the first of an ongoing series of interviews about Japanese photography with Tsuyoshi Ito, Curator Simon Baker discusses the radical new vision of the 1960s.

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A Love Song for New Orleans

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Stephen-Hilger_-Monument_2011-WEB

Drawing inspiration from Walker Evans, Stephen Hilger photographed a city’s disappearing neighborhood.

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Defying Stereotypes, One Post at a Time

Devin N. Morris, Untitled (Red), 2016
Courtesy of the artist
Devin N. Morris, Untitled (Red), 2016
Courtesy of the artist

The four artists in Torrent Tea are redefining narratives of Black and Queer bodies on the Internet.

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Learning to See: Photography at Black Mountain College

Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina, 1951, 1951  © the Estate of Harry Callahan and courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina, 1951, 1951  © the Estate of Harry Callahan and courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

How a small, liberal-arts college became a birthplace of modern photography.