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Raised in Africa and Europe, Theo Eshetu makes kaleidoscopic films that reflect the dilemmas of biography and belonging.
In imagery that fuses Black artifacts, rituals, and fantasies, three artists offer blueprints for a jubilant new universe.
In her images of keenly observed gestures and details, Kawauchi reveals the mysterious and beautiful realm at the edge of the everyday world.
Ross has been called one of the greatest portrait photographers in the history of the medium. As a long-overdue retrospective opens in Europe, a new generation will witness her radical belief in the individual.
In three timely new books, David Levi Strauss considers the profound effects that photography, terror, and divisive politics have had on the twenty-first-century imagination.
In the weeks after 9/11, Steve Pyke photographed posters of the missing from the Twin Towers. Published for the first time twenty years later, they remain instant memorials to an incalculable loss.
Amid a pandemic and political crises, three festivals rethink their format—and chart a new path for arts communities in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.
Since the 1980s, the photographer has searched for the foundations of culture—and discovered gender codes in high art and kitsch.
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.
Fall 2021, “Cosmologies”