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The Private Lives of Italians, as Seen Through Their Windows

Gail Albert Halaban Grandma comes to babysit, Kalsa, Palermo, Ocotober 2017
Gail Albert Halaban Grandma comes to babysit, Kalsa, Palermo, Ocotober 2017

Gail Albert Halaban invites viewers to consider what can be seen—and imagined—through the windows of their neighbors.

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Two Artists Interrogate the “White Gaze” of National Geographic

Pairing archival images and text, Michelle Dizon and Việt Lê pose a razor-sharp critique of colonialism.

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A Human Cartography of Collective Struggles

In his recent photobook, Martín Weber negotiates the past and the future in Latin America.

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Orlando Now

Inspired by Virginia Woolf, Mickalene Thomas imagines a classic, gender-crossing heroine as a fashion muse for the twenty-first century.

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The Two South African Artists Who Can Be “Anything” They Want

Jamal Nxedlana travels through Johannesburg with the gender-defying artist duo FAKA.

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13 Publications that Reimagine Queer Visibility

From Zanele Muholi’s radical statements of identity to Nan Goldin’s iconic visual diary, Aperture highlights artists whose work illuminates LGBTQ+ perspectives.

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These Queer PhotoBooks Changed My Life

Minor White, David Ulan, Arlington, Massachusetts, 1975. Man's face in shadow
Minor White, David Ulan, Arlington, Massachusetts, 1975. Man's face in shadow

Eleven curators, writers, and artists reflect on images of queer identity past and present.

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Rosalyne Blumenstein and the Art of Living

In her newest series, artist and activist Zackary Drucker pays homage to a trans icon.

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Desire and Loss, from Stonewall to the AIDS Crisis

Pacifico Silano
Pacifico Silano

Working with vintage gay erotica, Pacifico Silano is committed to understanding how trauma and queer identity commingle.

essays

Paolo Di Paolo’s Paradise Found

Paolo Di Paolo, Anna Magnani at her villa in San Felice Circeo, Rome, 1955. Beautiful woman lying in the sun with a dog next to her.
Paolo Di Paolo, Anna Magnani at her villa in San Felice Circeo, Rome, 1955. Beautiful woman lying in the sun with a dog next to her.

An Italian photographer of Hollywood stars, now in his 90s, finally makes his debut.

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Aperture Launches “Orlando” with Tilda Swinton in a Series of Events

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton

In May, Aperture opened an exhibition of work featured in its “Orlando” issue, guest edited by Tilda Swinton.

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What is a Photo-Text Book?

Duane Michals, Narcissus, 1974. A handsome young man looks at his mirror image on a reflective table.
Duane Michals, Narcissus, 1974. A handsome young man looks at his mirror image on a reflective table.

Since the nineteenth century, photographers and writers have collaborated as equals—to varying degrees of success.

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