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Announcing the Winners of the 2017 PhotoBook Awards

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.


An Exhibition Where Every Opinion Matters

At the Art Gallery of Ontario’s annual photography prize, four artists compete for your vote.


In Cape Town, A New Destination for African Art

Asserting black identity, photographers take center stage at a bold new museum.

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Aperture Celebrates 65 Years at the “Elements of Style” Gala

On October 30, Aperture Foundation honored a group of extraordinary image-makers.


15 Photographers On Their Greatest Journeys

Where can a photograph take you?


India in Full Color

Raghubir Singh, a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, captured the fleeting beauty of twentieth-century India.


At FotoFocus, the Radical Notion That Women Are People

Are we living in a state of emergency feminism?

talks & interviews

The Sound of Defiance

How can listening to images reveal the visual histories of the African diaspora?


A Different Kind of Protest

How did Michael Schmidt’s independent workshop change postwar German photography?

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Inside Jeff Liao’s Studio

On September 26, Aperture Members came together for a private visit to the studio of photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao.

aperture magazine

For Durimel, Black Humanity is Not a Fashion Trend

The young photography duo Jalan and Jibril Durimel are transforming the fashion world’s visions of beauty.

talks & interviews

The Poet of Black Baltimore

Jessica Lynne speaks with photographer Devin Allen about his new book “A Beautiful Ghetto.”