Aperture's 2015 Year in Review

We look back at a selection of features from Aperture magazine, from talks with William Klein and Miyako Ishiuchi to a secret history of Japanese photography, plus much more.

As 2015 enters its twilight, we look back at a selection of features in Aperture magazine, from in-depth conversations with William Klein and Miyako Ishiuchi to articles covering a secret history of Japanese photography to how artists today disrupt Instagram’s conventions, plus much more.

Interview with William Klein: The legend on forgettable fashion, a dream starring Jean-Luc Godard, and his life in photography.

Magazine Work: Ivan Vartanian on finding the Japanese avant-garde amidst the techie and raunchy.

Interview with Ishiuichi MiyakoOn the occasion of a retrospective at the Getty Museum, Ishiuichi considers photography as sex, history, and memory.

When is an image more than a document?Roxana Marcoci and RoseLee Goldberg on photography and performance.

Self-Portraiture in the First-Person AgeLauren Cornell on the ways artists disrupt Instagram’s conventions.

Hilla Becher (1934-2015)Brian Wallis remembers an iconic figure.

The Lives of OthersStanley Wolukau-Wanambwa on photobooks and troubling representations of Africa.

Gay Semiotics RevisitedHal Fischer discusses his 1977 examination of the “hanky code.”

A Handful of DustDavid Campany charts the strange career of a surrealist photograph.

On the Nature of Photographs: In this article from Aperture’s new digital archive, Luc Sante and Stephen Shore discuss the essential qualities of photographs.