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In a World of Brutal Urbanism, Can a Home be a Refuge?

Acclaimed architect David Adjaye reflects on what kinds of homes we build, and how we live in them.

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On the Cover: Aperture’s “House & Home” Issue

Just as photographers have trained their lenses on the built environment, architects have equally been drawn to photography.

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Picturing the American Family, From Frederick Douglass to Jamel Shabazz

In this conversation, Rhea L. Combs and Deborah Willis speak to the power of photographs to envision love and connection for Black American families.

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In Protests from Standing Rock to Hong Kong, the Image of Solidarity

Larry Towell, Jewish Rabbi praying at Oceti Sakowin Camp, North Dakota, February 22, 2017

Protest is a form of communion.

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Sweat and Spirit on the British Dance Floor

In Dave Swindells’s photographs, nightclubs become spaces for community and belonging.

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Spirit of the Age

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel Orlando, the artists in Aperture’s “Orlando” issue explore the limitless territories of identity, history, and consciousness.

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Santu Mofokeng’s Pensive Visions of Land and Ritual

In a new series of photobooks, the revered photographer conjures the mysteries of faith in South Africa.

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Spirituality Is Solidarity

Guest editor Wolfgang Tillmans and philosopher Martin Hägglund grapple with ideas of faith and freedom.

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The Strange and Hidden Worlds of Mexico City

Because of luck, serendipity, or absurd connection, Miguel Calderón’s photographs unlock the power of things in daily life.