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talks & interviews

Okwui Enwezor on the Recent Histories of African Photography

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

talks & interviews

Tokyo Reimagined

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

essays

Larry Sultan’s California Home Theater

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

talks & interviews

Rich, Famous, and Faking it

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

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

talks & interviews

On the Edge of the American Dream

How have West Coast photographers subverted the mythology of California?

portfolio prize

2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize Shortlist

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

aperture magazine

Around the World in Six Photographs

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

aperture magazine

Dispatches: Istanbul

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

talks & interviews

A Witness to Resistance

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

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

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