Aperture Magazine
#222, Spring 2016

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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas

The Spring 2016 issue of Aperture magazine, “Odyssey,” features stories and portfolios about voyages, journeys, and the captivating spell of wanderlust. From interviews with Tacita Dean and Taryn Simon, to a profile of the West Africa-based collective Invisible Borders, “Odyssey” includes photography and writing by Yto Barrada, David Campany, Geoff Dyer, Pico Iyer, Dayanita Singh, Justine Kurland, Trevor Paglen, Jacob aue Sobol, and many others.

Table of Contents


Editors’ Note

Collectors: The Philosophers
Contributions by Diarmuid
Costello, Cynthia Freeland,
Michael Hardt, Dominic McIver
Lopes, Jerry Miller, Peter Singer

by Dayanita Singh

On Portraits
by Geoff Dyer

Sara Knelman on Mieux Vivre


Unconscious Journey:
Tacita Dean in Conversation
with Travis A. Diehl

Wilfred Thesiger:
The Last Nomad
by Eric Banks

Vittorio Sella: Higher Ground
by Alexander Stille

Open Roads & Invisible Borders
by Sean O’Toole

Into the Void: Taryn Simon in
Conversation with Kate Fowle


Samuel Gratacap: Empire
Introduction by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs:
Introduction by Aaron Schuman

Trevor Paglen: Landing Site
Introduction by Brian Wallis

Jacob Aue Sobol:
Arrivals and Departures
Introduction by Pico lyer

Carly Steinbrunn:
The Voyage of Discovery
Introduction by Stanley Wolukau-

Maha Maamoun: Domestic Tourism
Introduction by Natalie Bell

Yto Barrada: Dinosaur Road
Introduction by Carmen Winant

Ishikawa Naoki: Archipelago
Introduction by Niwa Harumi

Justine Kurland: Highway Kind
Introduction by David Campany


Object Lessons
Annie Smith Peck’s Postcards,

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