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The celebrated photojournalist James Nachtwey has covered global conflicts for four decades. But in his current retrospective, politics is an afterthought.
Bouchra Khalili wants to make a platform for migrant and minority voices—but when do images become theater?
In her latest series, Alex Prager conjures the drama of Golden Age Hollywood.
A conversation with David Goldblatt, who throughout his long career used the camera to reflect the social realities of South Africa.
Zoe Leonard’s retrospective investigates the politics of image making.
For more than fifty years, the South African photographer has documented the structures of a divided society.
When a folklorist set out to document life in American prisons, he found the enduring segregation of the Old South.
In a society with strict definitions of manhood, how are photographers portraying Iranian masculinity?
An exhibition explores how black photographers portray their communities and kin.
At the Japan Society, Aperture Members enjoyed a rare glimpse into Naoya Hatakeyama’s artistic process.
Behind the scenes of the museum’s latest showcase for new photography.
The curators of the 2018 Aperture Summer Open discuss what inspires them in photography today.
At the Museum of Sex, a new look at the prolific—and provocative—Japanese photographer.
Eugene Richards’s new film shares stories of overlooked citizens.
From Accra to Harlem, photographs that expand the field of representation.
Aperture members met with curator Joel Smith to hear the stories behind Peter Hujar’s radical work.
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