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California on Fire

Carolyn Drake’s photographs of the 2018 wildfires point to the human role in creating a new, terrifying normal.

essays

The Photographs that Defined the Iranian Revolution

Forty years after the Iran’s turbulent political transformation, a look back at the images that captivated the world.

reviews

How to Make Art at 30,000 Feet

For nearly a decade, Nina Katchadourian has made images on airplanes using only a cell phone and found objects.

reviews

Don McCullin Doesn’t Want You to Look Away

From the Troubles in Northern Ireland to the wars in Southeast Asia, McCullin’s images defined the conflicts of the twentieth century.

aperture magazine

Foreigners in a Foreign Land

Arguiñe Escandón and Yann Gross travel to Peru in search of connections to nature.

aperture beat

Aperture Celebrates Ethan James Green at the 2019 Spring Party: Young New York

On April 5, 2019, leading creatives came together for a festive evening celebrating Ethan James Green’s “Young New York.”

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The Photographer Giving New Life to Ocean Plastic

Along the coast of South Africa, Thirza Schaap collects discarded bottles and shopping bags to create fanciful sculptures.

featured

Announcing the 2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize Shortlist

From over 1,000 submissions, meet our five shortlisted artists.

featured

3 Photo Editors On Why You Should Enter the Aperture Summer Open

Essential advice on submitting to Aperture’s annual open-call exhibition.

essays

Does a Woman Have to Be Invincible?

In her latest exhibition, Phoebe Boswell takes self-portraits—and self-healing—to a new level.

introducing

Introducing: Leonard Suryajaya

In the first of our new series, “Introducing,” which highlights exciting new voices in photography, Aperture speaks with a queer, Indonesian photographer who makes explosive pictures of his family.

talks & interviews

In Iran, Images of a Dystopian Water Crisis

Hashem Shakeri’s pastel-hued, otherworldly photographs depict a landscape on the verge of destruction.