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Portfolios and Essays from Mark Haworth-Booth and R. H. Cravens, Charles Bowden, Flor Garduño, Phyllis Thompson Reid, Michael Nichols, Lucas Samaras and Vince Aletti, and Olga Gourko.
Michael E. Hoffman, 1942—2001
by Mark Haworth-Booth, Introduction by R. H. Cravens
Aperture remembers Michael E. Hoffman, publisher, executive director, and visionary editor.
The Other Life of Photographs
by Charles Bowden
As Aperture begins its 50th Anniversary celebration, Bowden examines the history of Aperture and the lives that have shaped it, its impact on photography, and photography's impact on the world.
Seeing Dreams: Flor Garduño's New Work
by Phyllis Thompson Reid
With images of her female friends and her daughter, Garduño elevates the form of woman to the highest state, combining the abstract with the concrete in the dreamlike manner of Surrealism while retaining the simple beauty of a fable.
The Forest through the Trees: Dr. Mike Fay and the Mega-Transect in Africa
Photographs and extended captions by Michael Nichols
From an intimate portrait of Dr. Mike Fay's frequent camp visitor, a gorilla named Ebobo, to the charge of an elephant feeding in a river, photographer Nichols presents images from the Africa he explored with Dr. Fay during a 456-day hike from the Congo to the shores of Gabon.
Lucas Samaras: I Have Done Extravagant Things
Interview by Vince Aletti
Samaras speaks candidly with Aletti about his experimental Polaroids, nude self-portraits, and his desire to work utterly alone.
The Desire To Be Seen: Russian Photography and the Moscow Photobiennale
by Olga Gourko
After only four years, the Moscow Photobiennale, driven by Olga Sviblova's Moscow House of Photography, now rivals even the most prestigious festivals worldwide. With numerous venues and hundreds of photographs, this event embodies all that is Russia—its past, present, and future.