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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas


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

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.