Aperture Magazine
#226, Spring 2017

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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas

American Destiny

“In this contentious moment in history, the stories we tell are a social responsibility.” —Sandra Cisneros

How does the photographer navigate our new national order? As debates about the economic future of the United States continue into a controversial presidential administration, the spring issue of Aperture, “American Destiny,” offers an urgent reflection on photography, labor, and community. From agricultural workers to those toiling on the factory floor, from regional cities weathering years of postindustrial decline to refugee populations assimilating into the heartland, the photographers featured in this issue are bound by a desire to reveal how lives are shaped by the ebb and flow of the economy. “American Destiny” maps geographies of economic promises unfulfilled, weighing how the interrelated factors of class, sexism, education, shifting demographics, racism, and stagnant wages have influenced social life in the United States.

“American Destiny” features LaToya Ruby Frazier and Kellie Jones on the enduring images of the civil rights movement; Katy Grannan on the communities of California’s Highway 99; Rebecca Bengal on activist Chauncey Hare’s 1970s chronicle of American workers; Brian Wallis on the union hall agitator Fred Lonidier; plus contributions and portfolios by Garnette Cadogan, David Campany, Sandra Cisneros, Carolyn Drake, Jim Goldberg & Donovan Wylie, Gregory Halpern, Kathya Maria Landeros, Mark Neville, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Brian Sholis, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, and much more.

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Table of Contents

Front

Redux
Sara Knelman on Photoanalysis, 1973

Collectors: The Travel Writers
Contributions by William Finnegan, Pico Iyer, Suketu Mehta, and Stephanie Rosenbloom

Dispatches
Kaya Genç on Istanbul

Curriculum
by Moyra Davey and Jason Simon

Words

Editors’ Note: American Destiny

Witness: LaToya Ruby Frazier in Conversation with Kellie Jones

The Working Life
by David Campany

Chauncey Hare’s Protest
by Rebecca Bengal

Central Valley: Katy Grannan in Conversation with Sarah M. Miller

Fred Lonidier: The Agitator
by Brian Wallis

Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales
by Drew Sawyer

Pictures

Gregory Halpern
Introduction by Brian Sholis

Alessandra Sanguinetti
Introduction by Chris Jennings

Carolyn Drake
Introduction by Garnette Cadogan

Mark Neville
Introduction by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Kathya Maria Landeros
by Sandra Cisneros

Anthony Lepore
by Jonathan Griffin

Jim Goldberg & DonovanWylie
by LauraWexler and Chris Klatell

Back

Object Lessons
Worker Badges from G. & G. Precision Works, ca. 1940

Online Exclusives

America’s Destiny in Pictures
Contributions by Alejandro Cartagena, Nancy Isenberg, Fred Ritchin, Julian Stallabrass, Jose Antonio Vargas, Susan Meiselas, and Sarah Lewis

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