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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.


How John Baldessari Threw Three Balls in a Straight Line

The making of a now-famous series of photographs.

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Sweat and Spirit on the British Dance Floor

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


Aperture’s Best Photography Features of 2019

Wolfgang Tillmans, Tilda Swinton, Graciela Iturbide, and more—this year’s highlights in photography and ideas.


Introducing: Lindokuhle Sobekwa

Years after the South African photographer’s sister mysteriously disappeared, his images become a public record of a private myth.


How One Woman Helped Invent Modern Photography

Through her work with Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, the visionary writer Anita Brenner ushered in the Mexican renaissance.

talks & interviews

Revisiting African Portraiture, Through the Female Gaze

Sandrine Colard and Laurence Butet-Roch examine the history of how African women have been pictured, and in turn, how they look back at the viewer.


How a No-Frills Zine Transformed a British Town

For ten years, Adam Murray and Robert Parkinson have celebrated the hyperlocal through their expansive photo project.


Joel Meyerowitz Reflects on the Magic of Provincetown

The artist looks back on a town that has long captivated his imagination, through every flowering of identity and sexual politics.

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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.


12 Photographers on How They Conceptualize Their Work

What comes first–the idea for a project, or the images themselves?

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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.