Aperture 189

Winter 2007

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Aperture Magazine, issue #189, Winter 2007.
Portfolios and Essays from Paolo Woods and Serge Michel, Lyle Rexer, Jason Oddy, William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, Hara Mikiko, Diana Vreeland and Vince Aletti, Dawoud Bey and Arthur C. Danto, Martin Parr and Wayne Koestenbaum.


Khoshbakhti: "Blessed Happiness" in Iran
by Paolo Woods and Serge Michel
For their latest collaboration, Woods and Michel traveled to Iran, and discovered a society that is far more complex than prevalent stereotypes might suggest.

Modernist Photography in Central Europe
by Lyle Rexer
An exhibition showcases photographic innovators whose names remain largely unknown in the Western culture.

Back in the GDR: Photography in East Germany
by Jason Oddy
Oddy considers photographers who worked within the strictures of the GDR, but managed to infuse their work with strong subjective visions.

Vote Here
by William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand
Where do Americans go to cast their vote? Citizen journalists were asked to document polling places across America during the 2006 midterm elections.

Hara Mikiko: Is As It
by Lesley A. Martin
Hara's loosely composed and dispassionate photographs use color to startling effect.

The Age of Exuberance: Vreeland's Vogue
by Vince Aletti
Aletti revisits Vogue in the late 1960s, when the venerable fashion magazine was shaped by editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland's singular vision.

Dawoud Bey's Harlem
by Arthur C. Danto
Philosopher and art critic Danto discusses Bey's little-known series shot in Harlem in the 1970s.

Martin Parr's Parking Spaces
by Wayne Koestenbaum
Parr's most recent series visualizes the chronic urban problem: the elusive parking space.
The Winter 2007 issue of Aperture magazine featured photographs from Do Not Refreeze, an exhibition featured nine East German photographers. Read an extended interview with the curator, Matthew Shaul, and see a slideshow from the artists here. This web-exclusive generously supported by Sony.

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