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Tilda Swinton Guest Edits Aperture’s “Orlando” Issue

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s pioneering novel “Orlando,” Aperture’s summer issue presents original photographs and writings that celebrate openness, curiosity, and human possibility.

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California on Fire

Carolyn Drake’s photographs of the 2018 wildfires point to the human role in creating a new, terrifying normal.

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Foreigners in a Foreign Land

Arguiñe Escandón and Yann Gross travel to Peru in search of connections to nature.

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The Photographer Giving New Life to Ocean Plastic

Along the coast of South Africa, Thirza Schaap collects discarded bottles and shopping bags to create fanciful sculptures.

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A Japanese Photographer’s Encounters with Natural Disasters

Eight years after a devastating tsunami, Lieko Shiga investigates Japan’s haunted landscapes.

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Will America’s National Monuments Survive the Trump Administration?

David Benjamin Sherry’s spectacular photographs of contested lands.

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On the Cover: Aperture’s “Earth” Issue

In the age of climate change, how are photographers and artists envisioning dramatically politicized landscapes?

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Bamako Revisited

The legacy of Mali’s influential photography biennial.

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The Hard Truths of Family Life

In Florida, Kathryn Harrison photographs her mother and brother with fearless intensity.