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reviews

Art School Confidential

Matthew Finn’s photographs of London art students summon the innocent days of the 1990s.

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Max Pinckers is Raising the Stakes

In his latest book, the photographer asks how news media grapple with fiction and lies in the “post-truth” era.

talks & interviews

Joan Jonas on Her Special Commission for Venice’s Newest “Pavilion”

The acclaimed multimedia artist speaks about her poetic call to action on behalf of the world’s oceans—and why Robert Frank and Mary Ellen Mark loom large.

essays

In Film, Are Millennials Having a Moment?

A series at BAM attempts to make a canon of cinema for a generation more interested in dismantling them.

reviews

From an Italian Photographer, the Bygone Days of Bohemian New York

Ugo Mulas captured the swinging 1960s art world defined by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.

featured

Delirious Cities: The 2019 Aperture Summer Open

Meet the twenty-three artists asking how photographs can define the diversity of urban experience today.

talks & interviews

Hellen van Meene Wants You to Fight Your Fears

Hellen van Meene
Hellen van Meene

Revered for her portraits of young women, the photographer speaks about the poetics of intimacy and the rewards of taking on a challenge.

aperture magazine

Venus & Mercury

Roaming the halls of Versailles, Viviane Sassen’s new photomontages consider royal intrigue and the limitless potential of the human condition.

aperture magazine

Father Figure

Masahisa Fukase transformed the ritual of the family portrait into a source of play—and a memento mori.

introducing

Introducing: KangHee Kim

Unable to leave the United States due to visa restrictions, this South Korean photographer makes images of surreal escapism.

featured

How “Earthrise” Changed the Way We See The World

Apollo 11 Mission image - View of moon limb,with Earth on the ho
Apollo 11 Mission image - View of moon limb,with Earth on the ho

The story behind one of the most influential environmental photographs of the twentieth century.

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One Giant Leap for Mankind

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin Deploys Apollo 11 Experiments, 1969
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin Deploys Apollo 11 Experiments, 1969

A haunting image of a boot print sheds light on the importance of photography during Neil Armstrong’s legendary moon landing.

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