December 29th, 2019
Aperture’s Best Photography Features of 2019
This year we explored spirituality with Wolfgang Tillmans, revisited Virginia Woolf’s Orlando with Tilda Swinton, considered how Mexican photographers are expanding photography, and started Introducing, a series on exciting new voices in the field. Here are some of the year’s highlights in photography and ideas.
Wolfgang Tillmans and philosopher Martin Hägglund grapple with ideas of faith and freedom.
Carmen Winant on feminism, photobooks, and the radical gestures of world-building.
Inspired by Woolf’s iconic novel, the artists in Aperture‘s “Orlando” issue explore the territories of identity, history, and consciousness.
From Gerda Taro to Susan Meiselas, a new book examines the ways eight women have expanded the field of war photography.
Against the backdrop of the US presidential election, Garrett Grove documents the region’s growing cultural tensions.
What comes first–the idea for a project, or the images themselves?
In a new series of photobooks, the revered photographer conjures the mysteries of faith in South Africa.
How Mexico’s capital became a backdrop for experiments in photography, film, and performance.
Eight years after a devastating tsunami, Lieko Shiga investigates Japan’s haunted landscapes.
The life and work of Latin America’s most revered photographer.
In the male body and the physical world, an unexpected seduction.
Viviane Sassen’s new photomontages consider the limitless potential of the human condition.