This issue of Aperture considers the natural world in the age of climate change, extreme weather, and dramatically politicized landscapes.
Earth focuses on our relationship with the natural world, during a moment of continued debate about global warming and extreme weather, and as the vulnerability of our natural environment is underscored each day. As we enter the anthropocene, the term used by scientists to describe an age when human activity has the greatest impact on the earth, what is the role of the artist and culture in addressing this crisis? How do photographers honor and draw inspiration from the natural world? How do aesthetics shape our understanding of ecological concerns?
This issue features contributions by writers and photographers including Charlotte Cotton, T.J. Demos, Carolyn Drake, William Finnegan, Bill McKibben, Gideon Mendel, Aveek Sen, David Benjamin Sherry, Lieko Shiga, Thomas Struth, Bruno V. Roels, and Vasantha Yogananthan.
Format: Paperback / softback
Publication date: 2019-03-05
Measurements: 9.25 x 12 x 0.6 inches
Significant support for Aperture magazine is provided by the Kanakia Foundation.
Further generous support for Aperture magazine is provided in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Table Of Contents
Encore, John Goodman
By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Anne Collier
Laura Guy on Jill Posener’s Spray It Loud, 1982
by Mark Steinmetz
Introduction by William Finnegan
Introduction by Brian Sholis
Introduction by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
Bruno V. Roels
Introduction by Brian Dillon
Introduction by Aveek Sen
Toxic Times, Summer 1990