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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas


Editors’ Note

What Matters Now?
Contributions by Ted Conover, Laura Kurgan, David McConville, Eric Zimmerman

Aveek Sen on Italo Calvino’s “The Adventure of a Photographer”

Prajna Desai on Mumbai

Collectors: The Filmmakers
Contributions by Jan de Bont, Abbas Kiarostami, Mike Mills, Matt Wolf

Studio Visit
Eric Banks with Saul Leiter in the East Village


Music I’ve Seen
Christian Marclay in conversation with Frances Richard

Playing Around Photography
by Robin Kelsey

Photogeliophobia: Fear of Funny Photography—A Diagnosis
by Tim Davis

Photography Knocks at the Door
Erwin Wurm in conversation with Max Hollein

The Big Game
Brian Droitcour

Photography and Jacques Tati’s Playtime
by David Campany

What Do You See?
Sophie Calle in conversation with Melissa Harris

Table of Contents

Back Issues

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Aperture 227

Aperture takes an in-depth look at the dynamic spaces that have shaped conversations about photography in Africa for the last twenty-five years—the biennials, experimental art spaces, and educational workshops in which artists and audiences interact with photography. “Platform Africa” presents a new generation of artists who have connected through such platforms as the Bamako Biennale in Mali and Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia, and is produced in collaboration with guest editors Bisi Silva, founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria; John Fleetwood, former head of Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop and current director of Photo, a new African initiative; and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of Contemporary And.
Aperture 228

Aperture 228

Aperture 229

Aperture 229

The Winter edition of Aperture magazine is a landmark issue dedicated to the representation of transgender lives, communities, and histories in photography. Guest edited by Zackary Drucker, the artist, activist, and producer of the acclaimed television series Transparent, “Future Gender” considers how trans and gender-nonconforming individuals have used photography to imagine new expressions of social and personal identity, from the nineteenth century to today.
Aperture 230

Aperture 230

Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the US, 3.8 million people are on probation, and 870,000 former prisoners are on parole, how can images tell the story of mass incarceration when the imprisoned don’t have control over their own representation? Organized with the scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, this issue of Aperture magazine addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of a national crisis.