Aperture at Sixty – Classic Covers

Aperture turns sixty this year, and in the weeks leading up to Aperture Foundation’s Sixtieth Anniversary Gala Dinner and Photography Auction, and in anticipation of the soon-to-be-published Aperture Magazine Anthology: The Minor White Years, 1952–1976, we’ll be sharing a collection of classic Aperture magazine covers, giving a glimpse into the magazine’s conception and evolution as a forum for photography.

This slideshow features the first four volumes of Aperture, from 1952-1956, a time when the magazine was produced in the living room of editor Minor White’s San Francisco apartment, operated on a shoestring budget (neither White nor the published photographers were paid), but was beginning to acquire its identity as a “mature” journal for “serious photographers and creative people everywhere.”

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