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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas

For the summer 2019 issue of Aperture, guest editor Tilda Swinton draws upon the themes of Virginia Woolf’s prescient 1928 novel Orlando, revolutionary in both form and spirit, to offer original images and writings that celebrate openness, curiosity, and human possibility.

Featured artists and writers include Michael Cunningham, Zackary Drucker, Isaac Julien, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Jamal Nxedlana, Elle Pérez, Walter Pfeiffer, Sally Potter, Viviane Sassen, B. Ruby Rich, Antwaun Sargent, Collier Schorr, Mickalene Thomas, Lynne Tillman, Justin Torres, Marina Warner, Carmen Winant—and more.

“Orlando” is on newsstands June 11.

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Table of Contents

Front

Agenda
Birgit Jürgenssen, Garry Winogrand, Henry Wessel, Jonathas de Andrade

Backstory
Amanda Maddox on Dora Maar

Redux
Lou Stoppard on Sleazenation, 2001

Curriculum
by Lyle Ashton Harris

Words

Editors’ Note

Orlando: Spirit of the Age
by Tilda Swinton

On Orlando: Four Reflections:

Transfiguration(s)
by Michael Cunningham

A Call to Arms
by Isaac Julien

Hero and Heroine
by Marina Warner

Love Unlimited
by Lynne Tillman

The Time Travelers
by B. Ruby Rich

The Double
Lynn Hershman Leeson and Eileen Myles in Conversation

Radical Vision
Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Shannon Ebner

Pictures

Finding Orlando
Photographs and introduction by Sally Potter

Collier Schorr
Introduction by Jack Halberstam

Viviane Sassen
Introduction by Jerry Stafford

Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Introduction by Vince Aletti

Carmen Winant
Introduction by Sara Knelman

Elle Pérez
Introduction by Justin Torres

FAKA by Jamal Nxedlana
Introduction by Milisuthando Bongela

Walter Pfeiffer
Introduction by Michael Bullock

Zackary Drucker
Introduction by Susan Stryker

Mickalene Thomas
Introduction by Antwaun Sargent

Back

Object Lessons
by Tilda Swinton

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