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On the Cover: Aperture’s “Los Angeles” Issue

Like any metropolis, LA is dynamic, changing, evolving, contested.


Our Births, Ourselves

Carmen Winant’s archive considers the terrors and pleasures of childbirth.


Demanding Justice for Shahidul Alam

In Bangladesh, the brutal arrest of a prominent photographer incites an international outcry.

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The Tunnel is Made of Light

In a series of haunting Polaroids, Ryan Spencer draws upon neo-noir movies set in Los Angeles.

member event

Inside the Revolutionary Work of Artist and AIDS Activist David Wojnarowicz

Aperture members came together for a private tour of the new David Wojnarowicz exhibition at the Whitney Museum.


A Pioneer of Latinx Identity

Remembering Laura Aguilar’s unapologetically queer bodies.

talks & interviews

The Camera as Portal

Shani Jamila, Larry Ossei-Mensah, and Teju Cole discuss travel, mobility, and the meaning of images.


Library as Studio

Where do artists go for inspiration? For some, it’s a museum, for others, it’s the stacks.


Editor’s Note

Libraries multiply the audience for a book—almost without limit.

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Shirin Neshat’s Dreamlands

An artist and filmmaker contends with Iranian identity.


The Way We Live Now

How do photographs express a moment of rapid change in society, politics, beauty, and self-expression?


Photographs Do Not Stop Wars

The celebrated photojournalist James Nachtwey has covered global conflicts for four decades. But in his current retrospective, politics is an afterthought.