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Aperture‘s “Los Angeles” issue explores how one of America’s most photographed cities is also an essential hub for some of today’s most important photography and photo-based art. Part of an ongoing series of issues that profile the photographic culture of a particular city, “Los Angeles” features key figures in the city’s photography community. Brand-new portfolios highlight Los Angeles’s unique conceptual traditions and, in some cases, consider the city as a studio. Including contributions by Janna Ireland, Carter Mull, Torbjørn Rødland, Guadalupe Rosales, Catherine Opie, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Lise Sarfati, “Los Angeles” captures the city’s historic and contemporary photographic vibrancy through enduring visual records of its landscape and communities.

“Los Angeles” is on newsstands September 4, 2018.

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2018 National Magazine Award Winner for General Excellence

Table of Contents

Front

Agenda
Laurie Simmons, Shoji Ueda, Gordon Parks, Luigi Ghirri

Backstory
Diane Dufour on Katrien De Blauwer

Redux
Alistair O’Neill on Deborah Turbeville’s Maquillage, 1975

Curriculum
by Susan Meiselas

Words

City of Images
Contributions by James Welling, Luis C. Garza, Awol Erizku, Dana Goodyear, Geo Dyer, and Catherine Opie

John Divola & Mark Ruwede
A Conversation with Amanda Maddox

Back in the Days
by Carribean Fragoza

Chávez Ravine
by Yxta Maya Murray

Toward Poetic Vision
by Rebecca Morse

The Genuine in a World of Copies
by Erin O’Toole

Ilene Segalove’s Modern America
A Conversation with Charlotte Cotton

Pictures

Anthony Hernandez
Introduction by Glen Helfand

Lise Sarfati
Introduction by Brian Sholis

Barak Zemer
Introduction by Kate Palmer Albers

Christina Fernandez
Introduction by Yxta Maya Murray

Sophie Tianxin Chen
Introduction by Jennifer Piejko

Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Introduction by Andy Campbell

Carter Mull
Introduction by Jonathan Griffin

Rodrigo Valenzuela
Introduction by Matthew Schum

David Alekhuogie
Introduction by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi

Janna Ireland
Introduction by Susan Morgan

Mona Kuhn
Introduction by Sara Knelman

Torbjørn Rødland
Introduction by Travis Diehl

Back

Object Lessons
Ed Ruscha’s Production Notebooks, 1973–90

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