Aperture 178

Spring 2005

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9 9/16 x 11 3/8 inches 84 pages 1-931788-84-7
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Aperture Magazine, issue #178, Spring 2005.
Portfolios and Essays from Lalla Essaydi and Isolde Brielmaier, Geoffrey Batchen andLaura Kurgan, Eugene Richards, Hiroshi Sugimoto and John Yau, Vince Aletti and Philip Gefter, and Gaby Messina.


Re-Inventing the Spaces within the Images of Lalla Essaydi
by Isolde Brielmaier
In her performative images of Muslim women, Morocco-born Essaydi challenges prevalent Western notions of gender, Islam, and the role of the photographer.

The Forest for the Trees
by Geoffrey Batchen, Photographs by Laura Kurgan
Krugan uses satellite imagery to present a picture of our planet that is distanced but remarkably revealing.

A Procession of Them: The Plight of the Mentally Disabled
Photographs and notes by Eugene Richards

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Enigmatic Objects
by John Yau
In his most recent project, Japanese master photographer Sugimoto explores mechanics and mathematics with the eye of a poet.
Visit the Hiroshi Sugimoto microsite

Culture in Context: Photographs in Vince Aletti's Magazine Collection
by Philip Gefter
Gefter looks at the meaning of photography and discusses the seminal role of art directors in shaping our understanding of the medium in this lively tour of Aletti's magazine collection.

Grandes Mujeres
In her color portraits, Messina explores the beauty and character of older women in her native Argentina.
http://www.aperture.org/sugimoto/

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