The Magazine of Photography and Ideas
Elements of Style
Aperture’s “Elements of Style” issue investigates the role of style, dress, and beauty in the formation of individual identity. From the stunning studio work of Kwame Brathwaite, the Harlem-based photographer who advanced the potent political slogan “Black Is Beautiful,” to Collier Schorr’s representations of the queer community in fashion contexts, to Pieter Hugo’s portraits of young students at a Beijing art school, this issue reveals, across time and geographies, how fashion and style help us to see who we are and who we might become.
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Table of Contents
Exhibitions to See: Thomas Ruﬀ, Nicholas Nixon, Viviane Sassen, and Photography in Argentina
Eric Banks on James Joyce in Paris, 1965
Joel Smith on Peter Hujar
by Gregory Crewdson
Editors’ Note: Elements of Style
Humanity, Visibility, Power
Collier Schorr in Conversation with Matthew Higgs
Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful
by Tanisha C. Ford
Who Was Van Leo?
by Negar Azimi
The Cult of Walter Pfeiffer
by Alistair O’Neill
The International Style
by Adam Murray
Introduction by Thessaly La Force
Jalan & Jibril Durimel
Introduction by Antwaun Sargent
Introduction by M. Neelika Jayawardane
Introduction by Daniel Berndt
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal
Introduction by Kaya Genç
Introduction by Andrianna Campbell
Introduction by Stephanie H. Tung
Richard Avedon’s Datebook, 1969