The photographer’s multilayered still lifes interrogate the trade routes between Africa, the Caribbean, and the US—and show how memory emerges through the senses.
The complex, finely calibrated messages of the FotoFest Biennial provoke difficult questions about what art can actually do for society beyond illustration.
Since the 1980s, the London-based organization has propelled a commitment to the visibility of Black artists by centering identity and human rights.
Aperture’s executive director, who steps down in May 2021, speaks about his career in photography and how images impact our lives beyond the appreciation of art.
The renowned scholar speaks about her early career in photography, confronting racism in publishing, and why books about Black life are vital.
In 2010, photography was at a turning point. How did an ambitious survey at MoMA PS1 anticipate a generation of artists who define the field today?
In a new series made in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the photographer searches for signs that could be taken for wonders.
Res searches for bonds between people, from the family household to community protest.
For TIME magazine’s editor at large, photography is about speaking truth to the world.
The photographer and cocurator of the 2020 Aperture Summer Open speaks about glamorous bodegas, New York maximalism, and why art is essential—even during a crisis.
Between Long Island, El Salvador, and Peru, an American Family’s Emotional Reunion.
For the latest installment of “Introducing,” Aperture speaks with Luther Konadu, whose constructed photographs riff on the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.
Mahmoud Khaled considers the legacy of the “Cairo 52,” the men who were arrested in 2001 at a gay-friendly nightclub.
Mark McKnight’s black-and-white images of bodies and landscapes challenge Eurocentric ideas about male beauty—and aim to make “straight” photography a little less straight.
An extraordinary photobook reveals the lives of persecuted Germans during World War II.
Are we living in a state of emergency feminism?
For Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, publisher of Fourthwall Books, the photobook is a space for political and social history.
Aida Muluneh, founder of the Addis Foto Fest, speaks about how education plays a central role in connecting African photographers.