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How did Michael Schmidt's independent workshop change postwar German photography?
The young photography duo Jalan and Jibril Durimel are transforming the fashion world's visions of beauty.
Jessica Lynne speaks with photographer Devin Allen about his new book "A Beautiful Ghetto."
Is the world finally ready for Collier Schorr’s women?
From coalitions to exhibitions, here’s how artists and institutions are making their voices heard.
An homage to the city that launched the first issue of Aperture magazine in 1952.
What is the role of the photographer in our new political order? Seven visionaries respond.
When Fidel Castro died in November, photographer Noah Friedman-Rudovsky followed the final journey of Cuba’s comandante.
An early platform for lesbian photography, On Our Backs was instrumental in shaping a culture of desire.
Aperture remembers the surprising, defiant work of the Chinese photographer, whose playful vision cleverly pushed the limits of self expression.
The four artists in Torrent Tea are redefining narratives of Black and Queer bodies on the Internet.
The French artist’s most recent work explores the dark side of pop culture and beauty.
How a small, liberal-arts college became a birthplace of modern photography.
Constructing sets that look functional but are intentionally useless, an artist parodies the seamless illusion of images.
Three celebrated photographers push the limits of sexuality and surveillance.
In photographs, our readers reimagine society’s portrayal of black men and boys.
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