Renée Cox: A Taste of Power

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225MAG677_Cox-HR2

Uri McMillan speaks with Renée Cox about icons and avatars of black style, from Anglea Davis to Beyoncé.

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In California, Trees as Witness and Living Memorial

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Huber_Gonzales-Day-WEB

Elizabeth Huber reflects on Ken Gonzales-Day and the history of lynching in California.

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The Lyrical South of Shane Lavalette

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ShaneLavalette_OneSunOneShadow_03

Echoing the languid melodies of the South, Shane Lavalette finds fragments of oral tradition in the visual world.

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A Chance Encounter with Mark Morrisroe

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Baby-Steffenelli-John-S.

After years in a Boston attic, Mark Morrisroe’s dreamy, unpolished early work is on display in a rare exhibition in New York.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 PhotoBook Awards

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2016_PhotobookAwardsWinners_600

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

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Racial Innocence in Postwar America

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Silber_Parks-WEB

Maia Silber reflects on photographer Gordon Parks, the infamous “doll tests” of the 1940s, and segregation.

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The Cotton Bowl and the Super Bowl

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The Cotton Bowl, 2011 Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Hank Willis Thomas
The Cotton Bowl, 2011 Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Merging football with twentieth-century sharecropping, Hank Willis Thomas traces the commodification of black bodies.

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Inside Aperture’s October Paul Strand Circle Cocktail Party

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Judy Lauder, Chris Boot, Leonard Lauder

Aperture supporters gather to celebrate Bruce Davidson.

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Keith Lamont Scott and the Legacy of Police Violence

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Sean Rayford, Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting, 2016 © the artist/Getty Images

A photograph of a bloody hand on a police shield underscores the ongoing struggle for African American citizenship.

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