Aperture Magazine
#228, Fall 2017

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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

Front

Agenda
Exhibitions to See: Thomas Ruff, Nicholas Nixon, Viviane Sassen, and Photography in Argentina

Redux
Eric Banks on James Joyce in Paris, 1965

Backstory
Joel Smith on Peter Hujar

Curriculum
by Gregory Crewdson

Words

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

Pictures

Joel Meyerowitz
Introduction by Thessaly La Force

Jalan & Jibril Durimel
Introduction by Antwaun Sargent

Nadine Ijewere
Introduction by M. Neelika Jayawardane

Helga Paris
Introduction by Daniel Berndt

Buck Ellison
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal

Olgaç Bozalp
Introduction by Kaya Genç

Bill Gaskins
Introduction by Andrianna Campbell

Is Fashion Modern?
Introduction by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher

Pieter Hugo
Introduction by Stephanie H. Tung

Back

Aperture Beat

Object Lessons
Richard Avedon’s Datebook, 1969

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