Aperture 187

Summer 2007

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9 9/16 x 11 3/8 inches 88 pages
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Aperture Magazine, issue #187, Summer 2007.
Portfolios and Essays from Mary Ellen Mark and Francine Prose, Barry Frydlender and Richard B. Woodward, Roberto Huarcaya and Fernando Castro, Florian Maier-Aichen and Jan Tumlir, Vince Aletti, Grete Stern and Lyle Rexer, and Gerry Badger.


Mary Ellen Mark: Prom Night
Francine Prose discusses Mark's recent project photographing that quintessential American social ritual, the prom.

Barry Frydlender's Composites of the Real World
by Richard B. Woodward
Frydlender's outsized images of Israel explore the meanings of landscape, history, and time in a region where land is a fraught concept.

Roberto Huarcaya: The Ship Sails On
by Fernando Castro R.
Peruvian photographer Huarcaya brings photography and psychology together in images that are both disturbing and strangely humorous.

Florian Maier-Aichen: Outside the Frame
Jan Tumlir explores how, through digital manipulation, Maier-Aichen's uncanny images reveal much about the flexibility of the medium and the nature of perception.

The Masculine Mystique
Vince Aletti looks at the kitschy, bygone world of muscle magazines from the 1930s through the 1960s.

The Photomontages of Grete Stern
by Lyle Rexer
Grete Stern's little-known photomontages explore the lives of dreams with wit and humor.

Sixty Years of Magnum
by Gerry Badger
On the occasion of Magnum's diamond anniversary, Badger takes stock of where the venerable cooperative has been and where it is headed.
Florian Maier-Aichen discusses his working process, the influence of the history of photography, and his views on digitally altering photographs in a web-exclusive feature sponsored by Canon.

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