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talks & interviews

Okwui Enwezor on the Recent Histories of African Photography

Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London
Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London

The influential curator reflects on the evolving narratives of photography in Africa.

talks & interviews

Tokyo Reimagined

Yutaka Takanashi, from the series Tokyo-jin (Tokyoites), 1965 
© the artist and courtesy MOMAT and DNPartcom
Yutaka Takanashi, from the series Tokyo-jin (Tokyoites), 1965 
© the artist and courtesy MOMAT and DNPartcom

As Japan’s capital transformed, Yutaka Takanashi deployed a radical style to picture urban change.

essays

Larry Sultan’s California Home Theater

Larry Sultan, Sunset, from the series Pictures from Home, 1989© Estate of Larry Sultan and courtesy Casemore Kirkeby
Larry Sultan, Sunset, from the series Pictures from Home, 1989© Estate of Larry Sultan and courtesy Casemore Kirkeby

In the Bay Area photographer’s retrospective, family, home life, and American suburbia take center stage.

talks & interviews

Rich, Famous, and Faking it

Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005.
Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005.

For twenty-five years, Lauren Greenfield has chronicled the rise and fallout of consumerism and celebrity culture.

talks & interviews

A History of White Men in South Africa

Mikhael Subotzky, Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum
Security Prison, 2004  Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Mikhael Subotzky, Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum
Security Prison, 2004  Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

In a new film, photographer Mikhael Subotzky takes on two hundred years of white masculinity.

talks & interviews

On the Edge of the American Dream

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DLA.12919_72-dpi

How have West Coast photographers subverted the mythology of California?

portfolio prize

2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize Shortlist

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Prize_Shortlist_featured

Presenting the five finalists for the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition.

aperture magazine

Around the World in Six Photographs

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225MAG297_Collectors-Guertin

Renowned travel writers and editors on the photographs that transport them.

aperture magazine

Dispatches: Istanbul

Charlie Kirk, Okmeydani,
Istanbul, Berkin Elvan
protest, 2013 Courtesy the artist
Charlie Kirk, Okmeydani,
Istanbul, Berkin Elvan
protest, 2013 Courtesy the artist

In Istanbul’s photography scene, the anxious aftermath of a violent year.

talks & interviews

A Witness to Resistance

Kazuo Kitai, Old Lady Faces the Water Cannon, 1970, from the series Sanrizuka, 1969-72
© the artist
Kazuo Kitai, Old Lady Faces the Water Cannon, 1970, from the series Sanrizuka, 1969-72
© the artist

From student demonstrations to farmers in revolt, Kazuo Kitai captured the social tumult of 1960s Japan.

foundation news

Inside the 2017 Aperture Spring Party and Dinner

Photo by Will Matsuda/Aperture © Aperture
Photo by Will Matsuda/Aperture © Aperture

On March 31, Aperture’s Spring Party and Auction was awash with brightly colored ensembles, whimsical fedoras, turbans, and many a bow tie.

essays

The Surreal Landscapes of California City

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226MAG020_Kim-HR

From the air, photographer Chang Kim discovers a city that never was.