Aperture 223

Summer 2016

Availability: In stock

Price From:

Regular Price: $24.95

Special Price $19.96

* Required Fields

12 x 9 1/4 inches 152 pages 978-1-59711-365-6 (Avedon), 978-1-59711-410-3 (Erizku)

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

WEB EXCLUSIVES
Ming Smith and the Kamoinge Workshop


LeRonn P. Brooks


She Walked in Beauty
Susan Fales-Hill


Jamel Shabazz in Conversation with Michaela Angela Davis


dream hampton in Conversation with Geena Rocero


Nicole R. Fleetwood on Prison Portraits


Renée Mussai and Victor Peterson II on Black Chronicles and Rock Against Racism


Deana Lawson in Conversation with Nikki A. Greene


Vision, Justice, and Cinema: A Roundtable with Franklin Leonard, Catherine Gund, and Shola Lynch


Sheila Pree-Bright in Conversation with Naima J. Keith


Emily Raboteau on Murals and Social Justice


Brian Wallis on James Baldwin and Richard Avedon’s Nothing Personal


Mark Bradford's Pride of Place
Introduction by Antwaun Sargent

STUDENT REFLECTIONS

Racial Innocence in Postwar America
by Maia Silber

Envisioning the Right to Vote
by Jonathan Karp

Keith Lamont Scott and the Legacy of Police Violence
by David E. White Jr.



 

 


 


 



“Just turning the pages conjured a kind of poetry.” —Wall Street Journal


“It doesn’t seem right to call this issue a magazine. It is a powerhouse book; it does so much heavy lifting.” —Hyperallergic


 “Accessible, conversational and bold.“ —New York Times


“The issue brings together the work of a broad range of photographers who, in different times and places, have chronicled the resilience, beauty, and values of black people . . . the breadth of the works restores a plurality of topics necessary for full representation of the black experience.” —Time


“The stunning Aperture magazine edition celebrates a variety of current photographers who are reframing blackness and radically restructuring the contemporary perception of it.” —Huffington Post


“Lewis . . . assembled a magnificent lineup of creatives and writers to reflect on ‘what aesthetic force can do’ as seen in the equally spectacular range of images by photographers and artists.” —LA Times


“An insightful volume that reveals the weight and urgency of images that Ms. Lewis described as offering ‘correctives to the sometimes denigrating narratives of African-American life.’” —New York Times Lens blog

share: