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On the Front Lines of Art and Fashion

Aperture Foundation announces the five finalists for the New Vanguard Photography Prize.


9 Swimming Pools

Beat the heat wave with these scenes of poolside splendor.


Pushing the Boundaries

A preview of the artist Loredana Nemes’s first major museum exhibition.

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The Land and the Landscape

A conversation with David Goldblatt, who throughout his long career used the camera to reflect the social realities of South Africa.


Gardens of Earthly Delight

Wander through cherry trees and orange shrubs with photographers such as Joel Meyerowitz, Collier Schorr, and Luigi Ghirri.

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At Least They’ll See the Black

In two recent films, Kahlil Joseph and Arthur Jafa consider the poetics of African American life.

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Inside Aperture’s Fifth Annual Patron Cocktail Party

On Wednesday, June 13, Aperture Patrons, board members, and special guests gathered at the home of Willard Taylor and his wife, Virginia Davies.

talks & interviews

Hidden Mothers

Through uncanny vintage photographs, Laura Larson tells a story of love and attachment.

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Hale County Revisited

In photographs and a new film, RaMell Ross offers a poetic vision of Southern life.

foundation news

Into the Darkroom

At Ted Partin’s studio, Aperture Connect Members take a peek behind the curtain.


13 Photographers on What Freedom Means to Them

Highlights from the Magnum Square Print Sale

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Sofia Coppola on Pictures

The acclaimed director reveals the photographs that inspired her films.