Aperture Magazine
#224, Fall 2016

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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas


The fall issue of Aperture magazine delves into the relationship between sound and image. How have photographers drawn inspiration from music? How have cultures of image making developed in tandem with music making? Whether capturing an intoxicating performance, or individuals lost in dance or caught in an ecstatic moment of listening, photographs give form to the ways sounds move us.

This issue’s features include John Jeremiah Sullivan’s profile of William Eggleston and his long-standing passion for music, a conversation with Vancouver-based photo-conceptualist Stan Douglas, a remembrance of the legendary Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, Vinca Petersen’s look at underground rave culture in the 1990s, plus Vince Aletti on LP art, Kelefa Sanneh on Michael Schmelling, and contributions by Simon Baker, Geoff Dyer, Alicia Garza, Santu Mofokeng, Lucy Raven, Kastumi Watanabe, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Matthew S. Witkovsky, and much more.

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Table of Contents


Editor’s Note

Collectors: The Activists
Contributions by Alicia Garza, Laura Hanna, Peter Staley, and Micah White

by Pieter Hugo

Hinde Haest on Ed van der Elsken’s De Jong  & Van Dam NV 1912-1962

Ismail Fayed on the Cairo Bats

On Portraits
Geoff Dyer on Roy DeCarava


Listening for Eggleston
by John Jeremiah Sullivan

Photographs & Phonographs
by Sara Knelman

The Producer: Stan Douglas in Conversation with Kwami Coleman

Midnight in Bamako
by A. Chab Touré

Wild Sync: Lucy Raven in Conversation with Drew Sawyer




Michael Schmelling: Your Blues
Introduction by Kelefa Sanneh

Katsumi Watanabe’s Discology
Introduction by Kyoichi Tsuzuki

Total Records
Introduction by Vince Aletti

Newsha Tavakolian: Listen
Introduction by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Vinca Peterson: No System
Introduction by Sheryl Garatt

Santu Mofokeng: Pedi Dancers
Introduction by Joshua Chuang

Noisy Pictures: A Sonic Sequence
Contributions by Simon Baker, Martin Barnes, Geoffrey Batchen, David Campany, Jimena Canales, Noam M. Elcott, Virginia Heckert, Greil Marcus, Stephen Pinson, Brian Sholis, Matthew Witkovsky, and Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska


Object Lessons
Jonna Kina’s Foley Objects, 2013


Back Issues

Aperture 223

Aperture 223

Aperture: The Magazine of Photography and Ideas This issue features two covers: Richard Avedon, Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, with his father, Martin Luther King, Baptist minister, and his son, Martin Luther King III, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963 and Awol Erizku, Untitled (Forces of Nature #1), 2014 *Collect both and save “Vision & Justice” Addresses the role of photography in the African American experience, guest edited by Sarah Lewis, distinguished author and art historian. FRONT Guest Editor’s Note Sarah Lewis Collectors: The Jazz Musicians Contributions by Wynton Marsalis, Ingrid Monson, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, and Somi Curriculum By Hank Willis Thomas Redux Bridget R. Cooks on Harlem on My Mind (1968) BACK Object Lessons Thelma Golden on James VanDerZee, Christmas Morning, 1933 WORDS Frederick Douglass’s Camera Obscura By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Black Photographers Annual By Carla Williams Black Lives, Silver Screen Ava DuVernay and Bradford Young in Conversation Love Visual: A Conversation with Haile Gerima By Sarah Lewis and Dagmawi Woubshet Picturing Obama By Maurice Berger Carrie Mae Weems: Around the Kitchen Table Reflections by Dawoud Bey, Jennifer Blessing, Katori Hall, Robin Kelsey, and Salamishah Tillet PICTURES Awol Erizku Introduction by Steven Nelson Toyin Ojih Odutola Introduction by Claudia Rankine Lorna Simpson Introduction by Margo Jefferson Annie Leibovitz Introduction by Nell Painter Deborah Willis Introduction by Cheryl Finley Sally Mann Introduction by John Stauffer Jamel Shabazz Introduction by Khalil Gibran Muhammad Devin Allen Introduction by Aaron Bryant Leslie Hewitt Introduction by Rujeko Hockley Lyle Ashton Harris Introduction by Vince Aletti Radcliffe Roye Introduction by Garnette Cadogan LaToya Ruby Frazier Introduction by Teju Cole Dawoud Bey Introduction by Leigh Raiford Deana Lawson Introduction by Thomas J. Lax

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Aperture 222

Aperture 222

WORDS Unconscious Journey Tacita Dean in Conversation with Travis A. Diehl Wilfred Thesiger: The Last Nomad By Eric Banks Vittorio Sella: Higher Ground By Alexander Stille Open Roads & Invisible Borders By Sean O’Toole Into the Void: Taryn Simon in Conversation with Kate Fowle PICTURES Samuel Gratacap: Empire Introduction by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs: Eurasia Introduction by Aaron Schuman Trevor Paglen: Landing Site Introduction by Brian Wallis Jacob Aue Sobol: Arrivals and Departures Introduction by Pico Iyer Carly Steinbrunn: The Voyage of Discovery Introduction by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa Maha Maamoun: Domestic Tourism Introduction by Natalie Bell Yto Barrada: Dinosaur Road Introduction by Carmen Winant Ishikawa Naoki: Archipelago Introduction by Niwa Harumi Justine Kurland: Highway Kind Introduction by David Campany
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Aperture Magazine
#224, Fall 2016


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