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featured

6 Men Who Think They’re the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

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TheLastTestament__0101-copy_featured

From Zambia to Japan, photographer Jonas Bendiksen tells their stories.

remembrance

Aperture Honors Fred Smith (1942–2017)

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Aperture-Benefit-2012_Fred-Smith

Memories of the late Aperture Foundation trustee.

featured

The Theater of Everyday Life

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In France, photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti injects elements of fairy tales and fantasy into quotidian scenes.

remembrance

Remembering Robert Delpire, Publisher of the Greats

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Aperture commemorates the life of Robert Delpire (1926–2017).

member event

Inside Aperture Connect Meet-Up with Photo Collector W. M. Hunt

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On September 13, Aperture Connect Members came together for a private after-hours tour.

talks & interviews

How Do We See War?

An-My Lê, Film Set (“Free State of Jones”), Battle of Corinth, Bush, Louisiana, 2015 
Courtesy STX Entertainment
An-My Lê, Film Set (“Free State of Jones”), Battle of Corinth, Bush, Louisiana, 2015 
Courtesy STX Entertainment

In the age of drone strikes and nuclear threats, artists challenge expectations of photographing conflict.

talks & interviews

In Putin’s Russia, an Island of Tolerance

Dasha Yastrebova, Unidentified Lovers, 2007 
Courtesy the artist
Dasha Yastrebova, Unidentified Lovers, 2007 
Courtesy the artist

Dasha Yastrebova captures a fleeting moment in Moscow’s queer underground.

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The 2017 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

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Aperture and Paris Photo announce the shortlist for the 2017 PhotoBook Awards.

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The Humanist Visions of Santu Mofokeng

Untitled, from the series Pedi Dancers, ca. 1989
© the artist and courtesy Lunetta Bartz, MAKER, Johannesburg
Untitled, from the series Pedi Dancers, ca. 1989
© the artist and courtesy Lunetta Bartz, MAKER, Johannesburg

In a series of photobooks from the revered South African photographer, stories of grace, beauty, and dignity.

reviews

The Fate of Thoreau’s Pond

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Combing hair after a swim, August 2010

In Walden, Massachusetts, S.B. Walker’s meditates on the cruel contradictions of modernity.

essays

You Can Never Be Too Rich

Lauren Greenfield, Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, 39, prepares to give Botox injections to Shannon Tweed, 43, a former Playboy Playmate and wife of Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons, Beverly Hills, 2000
© the artist and courtesy INSTITUTE
Lauren Greenfield, Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan, 39, prepares to give Botox injections to Shannon Tweed, 43, a former Playboy Playmate and wife of Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons, Beverly Hills, 2000
© the artist and courtesy INSTITUTE

Americans were supposed to break free of the class system. But, in Lauren Greenfield’s chronicle of American wealth, the desire for status is insatiable.

talks & interviews

The American Dream in Saudi Arabia

Ayesha Malik,  Early-morning view along Rolling Hills Boulevard, November 26, 2016
© the artist
Ayesha Malik,  Early-morning view along Rolling Hills Boulevard, November 26, 2016
© the artist

In Ayesha Malik’s new photobook, a California-style suburb in the heart of oil country.