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Mark McKnight’s Exuberant Tribute to Queer Tenderness

In the male body and the physical world, an unexpected seduction.


Aperture’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

From iconic monographs by master photographers to groundbreaking, never-before-published work, we offer titles for everyone on your holiday list.

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Spirituality Is Solidarity

Guest editor Wolfgang Tillmans and philosopher Martin Hägglund grapple with ideas of faith and freedom.

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The Strange and Hidden Worlds of Mexico City

Because of luck, serendipity, or absurd connection, Miguel Calderón’s photographs unlock the power of things in daily life.


When Women Photographers Went to War

From Gerda Taro to Susan Meiselas, a new book examines the ways eight women have expanded the field of war photography.


Peter Berlin was the First “Photosexual”

Decades before Grindr, Instagram, and erotic selfies, the photographer was famous for his extreme sexual-artistic practice.


Aperture Releases New Edition of Josef Koudelka’s Seminal Photobook, “Gypsies”

Koudelka’s foundational body of work offers an intimate glimpse into Europe’s Roma communities.

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Gabriel Orozco Isn’t Interested in the Decisive Moment

For the Mexican artist, it’s all about the sculptural form—sweat, shadows, futons, and tortillas.


Laura Aguilar Was a Proud Latina Lesbian, and She Flaunted It

What do the late artist’s emotional photo-text letters reveal about the craft of self-expression?


Introducing: Garrett Grove

Against the backdrop of the US presidential election, a photographer documents growing cultural tensions in the Pacific Northwest’s rural communities.


Announcing the Winners of the 2019 PhotoBook Awards

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

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Tania Franco Klein’s Magic Spells

Inspired by Mexico City’s Sonora Market, the photographer’s cinematic new series depicts an unshakeable belief in enchantment.