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talks & interviews

The Artist Remixing History, from French Gardens to the Cosmos

Todd Gray’s layered compositions examine legacies of colonialism in Africa and Europe.

aperture magazine

In a World of Brutal Urbanism, Can a Home be a Refuge?

Acclaimed architect David Adjaye reflects on what kinds of homes we build, and how we live in them.


The Expansive Power of Feminist Photobooks

The photobook is a space of creative potential—and a dedicated site of action.


8 Feminist Photobooks that Provoke and Inspire

The question of what makes a photobook “feminist” is entangled with all sorts of creative decisions, as well as worldly ones.

from the editors

A History of Photography in America’s National Parks

From Ansel Adams to Rebecca Norris Webb, we trace the symbiotic relationship that the parks and photography have developed over 150 years.

aperture magazine

On the Cover: Aperture’s “House & Home” Issue

Just as photographers have trained their lenses on the built environment, architects have equally been drawn to photography.

talks & interviews

The Biennale Embracing Fear and Ambiguity in Photography

Ahead of an ambitious exhibition in Germany, curator David Campany speaks about the lives of images.

from the archive

A Photographer’s Chronicle of Indigenous Life in Brazil

Throughout her career, Claudia Andujar has always experimented with visual language to portray her country’s most pressing cultural questions.


In Harry Gruyaert’s Radical Street Photography, Color is the Defining Element

No matter where he turns his eye, the Belgian photographer constantly explores the potential of color in a seemingly colorless urban world.

from the archive

Picturing Utopia, From Shakers to Hippie Communes

Chris Jennings traces a visual record of American longing and discontent.

from the archive

Dreamlike Photographs of Life Among the Trees

Clare Richardson and David Spero document communities embedded in nature—and search for the promised land.


A Photographer’s Intimate Portraits of East Village Art Stars

In the early 1980s, Tim Greathouse photographed David Wojnarowicz, Greer Lankton, and Jimmy DeSana—and captured New York’s downtown scene before the destruction of AIDS.