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Film & Foto

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. Featuring in-depth interviews with Sofia Coppola, Shirin Neshat, and Gus Van Sant, and contributions by Negar Azimi, David Campany, J. Hoberman, Alex Prager, RaMell Ross, Antwaun Sargent, Dayanita Singh, and Dana Stevens, among others.

“Film & Foto” is on newsstands June 5, 2018.

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2018 National Magazine Award Winner for General Excellence

Table of Contents


Agenda: Exhibitions to See
Icons of Style, David Wojnarowicz, Loredana Nemes, Carolyn Drake

Christopher Phillips on Mo Yi

Sara Knelman on How I Photograph Myself, 1964

By Thomas Demand


Editors’ Note: Film & Foto

Sofia Coppola on Pictures
A Conversation with Philip Gefter

Modern Vision
By David Campany

The Red Desert Effect
By Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Smoke Screen
By Noam M. Elcott

Shirin Neshat’s Dreamlands
A Conversation with Negar Azimi

The Loving Cut
By Evan Moffitt

At Least They’ll See the Black
By Antwaun Sargent

Gus Van Sant: A Thousand Compositions
A Conversation with Jonathan Griffin


Alain Resnais
Introduction by J. Hoberman

Dayanita Singh
Introduction by Aveek Sen

Alex Prager
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal

Ryan Spencer
Introduction by Dana Stevens

Basim Magdy
Introduction by Bruce Jenkins

Fouad Elkoury
Introduction by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

RaMell Ross
Introduction by Salamishah Tillet


Aperture Beat

Object Lessons
Paolo Cherchi Usai on Georges Méliès’s The Human Fly, 1902

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