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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

Aperture 231

Aperture 231

The summer issue of Aperture magazine considers the influence of photography on leading filmmakers, and the role of cinema in the work of artists and photographers.
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, an expert on art’s relation to incarceration, the Spring issue of Aperture magazine addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of a national crisis.
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 228

Aperture 228

Aperture’s Fall 2017 issue investigates the role of style, dress, and beauty in the formation of individual identity.