Aperture 217 - Winter 2014


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Looks at the numerous relationships between images and writing by considering photography projects that take cues from works of literature.

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Visual cues from works of literature, poetics, and prominent writers.

At a cultural moment when images are arguably placing increased pressure on the written word, Aperture‘s “Lit” issue looks at the many relationships between photography and writing by considering photography projects that take cues from works of literature, play with image-text pairings and poetics, or were in fact produced by prominent writers, such as William S. Burroughs, Kobo Abe and Herve Guibert, who all moonlighted as photographers. The issue features an impressive line up of contemporary writers offering their views on photography, including Teju Cole, Tom McCarthy, Mary Gaitskill, Heidi Julavits, Geoff Dyer and Janet Malcolm, as well as Pulitzer Prize winning poets John Ashbury and Richard Howard, among many others.
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 128
Publication date: 2014-11-01
Measurements: 9.1 x 11.9 x 0.6 inches
ISBN: 9781597112833

Table Of Contents


On Photography, Writing, and Aircraft Carriers
Geoff Dyer in correspondence with Janet Malcolm

Walker Evans & the Written Word
By David Campany

Words vs. Images
Contributions by Teju Cole, Mary Gaitskill, Rivka Galchen,
Tom McCarthy, Lynne Tillman

The Publisher’s Eye
By Carmen Winant

Moyra Davey in conversation with Matthew S. Witkovsky


Hervé Guibert
Introduction by Vince Aletti

Natalie Czech: Poems by Repetition
Introduction by Drew Sawyer

Erica Baum: Wordplay
Introduction by Nat Trotman

William S. Burroughs: Still Shots
Introduction by Eric Banks

Eamonn Doyle:
Introduction by Brian Dillon

Kobo Abe as Photographer
Introduction by Ivan Vartanian

Sarah Dobai: After “The Overcoat”

Iris Garden: John Cage & William Gedney
Introduction by Aaron Schuman

Gus Powell: The Lonely Ones
Introduction by Heidi Julavits

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