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The Streets in Afterglow

Star Montana’s dreamy portraits capture the golden aura of East Los Angeles.

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Back in the Days

Guadalupe Rosales and her archive of Chicano life in Los Angeles.

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On the Cover: Aperture’s “Los Angeles” Issue

Like any metropolis, LA is dynamic, changing, evolving, contested.

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The Tunnel is Made of Light

In a series of haunting Polaroids, Ryan Spencer draws upon neo-noir movies set in Los Angeles.

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Shirin Neshat’s Dreamlands

An artist and filmmaker contends with Iranian identity.

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The Threat of Being Seen

In her latest series, Alex Prager conjures the drama of Golden Age Hollywood.

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The Land and the Landscape

A conversation with David Goldblatt, who throughout his long career used the camera to reflect the social realities of South Africa.

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At Least They’ll See the Black

In two recent films, Kahlil Joseph and Arthur Jafa consider the poetics of African American life.

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Hale County Revisited

In photographs and a new film, RaMell Ross offers a poetic vision of Southern life.