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talks & interviews

Hidden Mothers

Through uncanny vintage photographs, Laura Larson tells a story of love and attachment.

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Hale County Revisited

In photographs and a new film, RaMell Ross offers a poetic vision of Southern life.

foundation news

Into the Darkroom

At Ted Partin’s studio, Aperture Connect Members take a peek behind the curtain.


13 Photographers on What Freedom Means to Them

Highlights from the Magnum Square Print Sale

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Sofia Coppola on Pictures

The acclaimed director reveals the photographs that inspired her films.


What’s In An Image?

Sharing, surveillance, and data are changing the way we look and see.

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Queer Looking, Queer Being

How can photography transform representations of non-binary and transgender bodies?


The ’90s are Back

Six artists on the photobook at the end of the millennium.


Starring Sanlé Sory

From a vivacious studio photographer, the music and style of 1960s West Africa.

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Man Ray as You Don’t Know Him

Rediscovering the surrealist artist’s “Unconcerned Photographs.”

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Southern Futures

Mark Steinmetz’s project on the Atlanta Airport portrays the American South in all its complexity and contradiction.

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Behind the Scenes at Foam Talent

During a private tour at Red Hook Labs, Aperture Members learned the about up-and-coming photographers taking the field by storm.