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Rosalyne Blumenstein and the Art of Living

In her newest series, artist and activist Zackary Drucker pays homage to a trans icon.

reviews

Desire and Loss, from Stonewall to the AIDS Crisis

Pacifico Silano
Pacifico Silano

Working with vintage gay erotica, Pacifico Silano is committed to understanding how trauma and queer identity commingle.

essays

Paolo Di Paolo’s Paradise Found

Paolo Di Paolo, Anna Magnani at her villa in San Felice Circeo, Rome, 1955. Beautiful woman lying in the sun with a dog next to her.
Paolo Di Paolo, Anna Magnani at her villa in San Felice Circeo, Rome, 1955. Beautiful woman lying in the sun with a dog next to her.

An Italian photographer of Hollywood stars, now in his 90s, finally makes his debut.

aperture beat

Aperture Launches “Orlando” with Tilda Swinton in a Series of Events

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton

In May, Aperture opened an exhibition of work featured in its “Orlando” issue, guest edited by Tilda Swinton.

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What is a Photo-Text Book?

Duane Michals, Narcissus, 1974. A handsome young man looks at his mirror image on a reflective table.
Duane Michals, Narcissus, 1974. A handsome young man looks at his mirror image on a reflective table.

Since the nineteenth century, photographers and writers have collaborated as equals—to varying degrees of success.

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The PhotoBook Review 016: Editor’s Note

What’s the point of having an obsession if you can’t share it with other people?

introducing

Introducing: Luther Konadu

For the latest installment of “Introducing,” Aperture speaks with Luther Konadu, whose constructed photographs riff on the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

reviews

A Trailblazing Fashion Photographer’s Turn to Collage

Deborah Turbeville, Untitled, 1978; black and white portrait
Deborah Turbeville, Untitled, 1978; black and white portrait

In the 1970s, Deborah Turbeville eschewed highly-sexualized photographs in favor of haunting portraits.

10 Magnum Photographers on their Obsessions in Images

Jacob Aue Sobol, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010. © Jacob Aue Sobol/Magnum Photos
Jacob Aue Sobol, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010. © Jacob Aue Sobol/Magnum Photos

What keeps a photographer returning to a particular subject, theme, place, or person?

talks & interviews

Reckoning with Canada’s History of Whitewashing

Two artists delve into a national archive, revealing a counter-history of colonialism, trauma, and erasure.

aperture beat

Aperture Celebrates MUSE at its 2019 Gala

Gala honorees Racquel Chevremont and Mickalane Thomas
Gala honorees Racquel Chevremont and Mickalane Thomas

On June 3, Aperture celebrated the ideas and people that inspire in photography, and honorees The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Mickalene Thomas, and Racquel Chevremont.

essays

Can this Young Photographer Dissolve the Drama of Gender?

With his queer, neoclassical portraits, Michael Bailey-Gates wants to start a revolution.

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