Aperture 209

Winter 2012

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9 9/16 x 11 3/8 inches 88 pages 978-1-59711-206-2
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Aperture Magazine, issue #209, Winter 2012.
Exploring Democracy in America with Alec Soth and Brad Zellar, Chris Jennings, David Campany, Taryn Simon and Roxana Marcocci, Tim David, Sylvia Plachy, Fred Ritchin, Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis, Alllan Sekula and Noël Burch, Trevor Paglen, and An-My Lê.


This is Anywhere
Alec Soth takes a road trip with Brad Zellar
A photographer and a writer report on efforts to make human contact in suburban America.

Picture Utopia
by Chris Jennings
A look at the American impulse to create and picture utopian communities.

All American: Five Photographic Books
by David Campany
A lineage of seminal photography publications about the United States.

Between the Image and the Word
Photographs and annotations by Taryn Simon
Interview by Roxana Marcocci
Simon discusses a decade of her projects examining photography, power, and meaning.

The Neighborhood Ketchup Ad: Photography and Housing in Unzoned America
by Tim Davis
Photographers from Carleton E. Watkins to Todd Hido look at where Americans live.

Traveling Kids
by Sylvia Plachy
Two young women, rootless but content, touch down at a Maine farm.

Between a Rock and a Soft Place
by Fred Ritchin
The power of the media is quickly shifting to the hands of the people.

Triumph & Image: Hank Willis Thomas
by Deborah Willis
Thomas engages the history of photography as he examines issues of politics, race, and identity.

The Omnipotent Sea: Alllan Sekula and Noël Burch’s The Forgotten Space
by Arthur Ou
Sekula and Burch’s film investigates the mechanics and human dimension of global trade.

Images of the Everywhere War
by Trevor Paglen
The war on terror continues, largely unseen, in a multitude of forms.

Events Ashore
Photographs and commentary by An-My Lê
Lê continues to engage themes of conflicts, memory, and landscape.

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