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talks & interviews

Sara Cwynar’s Contemporary Nostalgia

Kitsch and pleasure in the information age.

member event

Inside Member Tour of Kendall Messick’s Home Collection

On September 15, Aperture Members visited the home of artist, filmmaker, and collector Kendall Messick.


Unpacking Ed Ruscha

A new exhibition offers an inside look at the artist’s book-making practice.

aperture magazine

Disobedient Domesticity

In suburban LA, Sophie Tianxin Chen produces scenes of the mundane and perverse.


The 2018 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2018 PhotoBook Awards.


Fashion Photography in the #MeToo Era

Are fashion photographers responsible for producing truthful images?

aperture magazine

The Streets in Afterglow

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


What If Black Lives Truly Mattered?

In September 1963, six children were killed in racially motivated violence in Alabama. Fifty years later, Dawoud Bey pays tribute to a community’s resilience.

aperture beat

2018 Aperture Gala to Honor Artists and Leaders Expanding Our Vision of Family

Honorees include Agnes Gund, Catherine Gund, Catherine Opie, Hank Willis Thomas, and Dr. Deborah Willis.


The Last Humanist

Sabine Weiss’s photographs brought style and serendipity to the streets of Paris and beyond.

talks & interviews

Zanele Muholi On Resistance

In an interview, the visual activist speaks about courage, rethinking history, and the politics of exclusion.

talks & interviews

Are We All Cyborgs?

From biohacking to vitamins, photographer Matthieu Gafsou’s latest series questions the relationship between human bodies and technology.