From Nepal to Sri Lanka, artists and curators are joining forces to reimagine the region’s cultural histories.
A new publication of Gedney’s work shows why his lyrical images deserve a closer look.
Drawing inspiration from history, legend, and speculative fiction, artists grapple with the legacy of slavery and colonial empire—and conjure images of the “Black fantastic.”
Gupta has spent his career photographing queer subjects in India—and inspired a new generation to insist on making confident, unflinching work.
Aditi Jain, Uzma Mohsin, and Prarthna Singh speak about the vital role of art as a form of witness and protest.
Rahaab Allana, guest editor of Aperture’s Summer 2021 issue, considers the relationship between photography, urbanism, and activist trajectories from within and outside a restless city.
In a new book, the photographer reflects on the act of camera-seeing and his expansive visual poem celebrating Los Angeles.
Artist and educator Nigel Poor’s new book reveals an archive from San Quentin and a record of a prison photography workshop.
A daguerreotype of a woman from the 1850s speaks to contested ideas of place, identity, and belonging—and offers urgent lessons for today.
In her tribute to the critic Douglas Crimp, Leonard’s photographs of street scenes and subways suggest the fantasy of waiting.
A solo exhibition celebrates six decades of Barnor’s cosmopolitan photography in Ghana and the United Kingdom.
In an iconic early series, the artist deconstructs the ethnographic gaze that has long trailed Black subjects.
Since the early 1980s, Shabazz has captured the energy of street life and hip-hop culture in New York, making indelible images of joy, style, and community.
After a devastating fire in early 2020, the images in New York’s Museum of Chinese in America’s collection continue to tell a story of resilience.
Smith built one of the most influential fashion brands of the 1980s. An exhibition illustrates the breadth of his talents—and the limits of how fashion is chronicled.
Smith’s images from the Hill District in Pittsburgh, the neighborhood immortalized by Wilson’s plays, evoke the rhythms of everyday Black life.
From the Dada movement to today, photographers have used collage to critique, challenge, provoke—and invent their own feminist futures.
Ten years after protests ignited across North Africa and the Middle East, how can artists give meaning to revolution?
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