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On the Cover: Aperture’s “Mexico City” Issue

How Mexican photographers are pushing new visions for the medium.

talks & interviews

What Can Photographs Tell Us About the History of Redlining in the US?

Zora J Murff reflects on the intertwined legacies of segregation and violence in Black communities.

reviews

From Teju Cole, an Exhibition as “Tone Poem”

Whitten Sabbatini, Couple Embracing, 2016
Whitten Sabbatini, Couple Embracing, 2016

Drawing from a Chicago photography collection, the writer continues his interest in presenting the beauty of black skin.

introducing

Introducing: Steven Molina Contreras

Between Long Island, El Salvador, and Peru, an American Family’s Emotional Reunion.

reviews

In “African Spirits,” A New Visual Vernacular

SAMUEL FOSSO
SAMUEL FOSSO

An exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery captures the dizzying array of post-independence African photography.

reviews

Art School Confidential

Matthew Finn’s photographs of London art students summon the innocent days of the 1990s.

pbr

Max Pinckers is Raising the Stakes

In his latest book, the photographer asks how news media grapple with fiction and lies in the “post-truth” era.

talks & interviews

Joan Jonas on Her Special Commission for Venice’s Newest “Pavilion”

The acclaimed multimedia artist speaks about her poetic call to action on behalf of the world’s oceans—and why Robert Frank and Mary Ellen Mark loom large.

essays

In Film, Are Millennials Having a Moment?

A series at BAM attempts to make a canon of cinema for a generation more interested in dismantling them.

reviews

From an Italian Photographer, the Bygone Days of Bohemian New York

Ugo Mulas captured the swinging 1960s art world defined by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.

featured

Delirious Cities: The 2019 Aperture Summer Open

Meet the twenty-three artists asking how photographs can define the diversity of urban experience today.

talks & interviews

Hellen van Meene Wants You to Fight Your Fears

Hellen van Meene
Hellen van Meene

Revered for her portraits of young women, the photographer speaks about the poetics of intimacy and the rewards of taking on a challenge.

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