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Protest is a form of communion.
The making of a now-famous series of photographs.
In Dave Swindells’s photographs, nightclubs become spaces for community and belonging.
Wolfgang Tillmans, Tilda Swinton, Graciela Iturbide, and more—this year’s highlights in photography and ideas.
Years after the South African photographer’s sister mysteriously disappeared, his images become a public record of a private myth.
Through her work with Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, the visionary writer Anita Brenner ushered in the Mexican renaissance.
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.
For ten years, Adam Murray and Robert Parkinson have celebrated the hyperlocal through their expansive photo project.
The artist looks back on a town that has long captivated his imagination, through every flowering of identity and sexual politics.
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel Orlando, the artists in Aperture’s “Orlando” issue explore the limitless territories of identity, history, and consciousness.
What comes first–the idea for a project, or the images themselves?
In a new series of photobooks, the revered photographer conjures the mysteries of faith in South Africa.