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reviews

A Lesson in Art History from Hiroshi Sugimoto

What do modern masterworks look like in black and white?

reviews

In Sigmar Polke’s Experimental Images, the Negative is “Never Finished”

Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 1970–1980
Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 1970–1980

A striking exhibition in Paris revisits the treasures and dreams hidden beneath the German artist’s unorthodox photographs.

aperture beat

Inside the Auction to Benefit Aperture, Presented by Christie’s

Highlights from the first major event of Aperture’s 20/20: A Bold Vision capital campaign.

aperture beat

Inside the Opening Reception of the Audubon Mural Project: Photographs by Gail Albert Halaban

Audubon Mural Project Opening Reception
Audubon Mural Project Opening Reception

On Thursday, October 3, guests gathered to celebrate the opening reception of Gail Albert Halaban’s exhibition showcasing murals depicting imperiled birds.

talks & interviews

All That Glitters is Fool’s Gold

From the gold rush to e-waste, Lisa Barnard’s new photobook offers a visual biography of a precious commodity.

essays

Notions of Land

For Indigenous artists, can photographs provide a space of visual sovereignty?

talks & interviews

How to Map a Territory that You Don’t Own

Mitch Epstein discusses Standing Rock, the American flag, and the moment he saw Mount Rushmore cry.

aperture beat

Celebrating Aperture Magazine’s Fall 2019 Issue, “Mexico City”

On September 18, Aperture trustees, friends, editors, and artists gathered at soon-to-open Selina in West Chelsea to celebrate Aperture’s latest issue.

talks & interviews

Tommy Kha Isn’t Kissing You Back

Tommy Kya, Kati, (Return to Sender), 2012
Tommy Kya, Kati, (Return to Sender), 2012

The Memphis-born photographer navigates performative intimacy, the legacy of the Mississippi Delta Chinese, and the pitfalls of visual language for queer Asian men.

talks & interviews

At Mariane Ibrahim’s New Chicago Gallery, an Otherworldly Portrait Series

Ayana V. Jackson’s exhibition of radically speculative character portraits inaugurates the midwest home of a leading American gallery.

pbr

The 2019 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

PhotoBook Awards 2019 Shortlist Books
PhotoBook Awards 2019 Shortlist Books

Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2019 PhotoBook Awards.

talks & interviews

A Chronicle of Midwestern Masculinity

Gregory Halpern’s newest photobook is a nuanced portrait of golden-hour Omaha.

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