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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas


Editors’ Note

What Matters Now?
Contributions by Pete Brook, Roni Horn, Marisa Olson, Frederick Wiseman

Geoff Dyer on D.H. Lawrence’s “Art and Morality”

Collectors: The Magazine Editors
Contributions by Negar Azimi, Tony Chambers, Penny Martin, Josh Tyrangiel, Stefano Tonchi

Studio Visit
Jonathan Griffin with Thomas Demand in Los Angeles


An Itinerant Photography
by Sérgio Burgi

Light Writing in the Tropics: The Story of Hercule Florence
by Natalia Brizuela


Groupshot: São Paulo’s Photography Collectives
by Ronaldo Entler

Bookending the City
by Cassiano Elek Machado

Support Structure:São Paulo’s Independent Art Spaces
by Silas Martí

Table of Contents

Back Issues

Aperture 231

Aperture 231

The summer issue of Aperture magazine considers the influence of photography on leading filmmakers, and the role of cinema in the work of artists and photographers.
Aperture 230

Aperture 230

Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the US, 3.8 million people are on probation, and 870,000 former prisoners are on parole, how can images tell the story of mass incarceration when the imprisoned don’t have control over their own representation? Organized with the scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, an expert on art’s relation to incarceration, the Spring issue of Aperture magazine addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of a national crisis.
Aperture 229

Aperture 229

The Winter edition of Aperture magazine is a landmark issue dedicated to the representation of transgender lives, communities, and histories in photography. Guest edited by Zackary Drucker, the artist, activist, and producer of the acclaimed television series Transparent, “Future Gender” considers how trans and gender-nonconforming individuals have used photography to imagine new expressions of social and personal identity, from the nineteenth century to today.
Aperture 228

Aperture 228

Aperture’s Fall 2017 issue investigates the role of style, dress, and beauty in the formation of individual identity.