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The 2018 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2018 PhotoBook Awards.


Fashion Photography in the #MeToo Era

Are fashion photographers responsible for producing truthful images?

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The Streets in Afterglow

Star Montana’s dreamy portraits capture the golden aura of East Los Angeles.


What If Black Lives Truly Mattered?

In September 1963, six children were killed in racially motivated violence in Alabama. Fifty years later, Dawoud Bey pays tribute to a community’s resilience.

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2018 Aperture Gala to Honor Artists and Leaders Expanding Our Vision of Family

Honorees include Agnes Gund, Catherine Gund, Catherine Opie, Hank Willis Thomas, and Dr. Deborah Willis.


The Last Humanist

Sabine Weiss’s photographs brought style and serendipity to the streets of Paris and beyond.

talks & interviews

Zanele Muholi On Resistance

In an interview, the visual activist speaks about courage, rethinking history, and the politics of exclusion.

talks & interviews

Are We All Cyborgs?

From biohacking to vitamins, photographer Matthieu Gafsou’s latest series questions the relationship between human bodies and technology.


Energy Charts and Cosmic Light

Working between portraiture and documentary, Khalik Allah’s new book tracks Harlem by night.

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Back in the Days

Guadalupe Rosales and her archive of Chicano life in Los Angeles.

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A Range of Vision

Aperture’s free On Sight curriculum brings together students of different backgrounds in Los Angeles.


A Hidden History of Abortion

Laia Abril’s new book provides a harrowing record of women’s struggles to access family planning.