Aperture 242 - Spring 2021

New York

Marking the one-year anniversary of New York’s shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aperture magazine’s “New York” issue honors the city through photographs and essays by visionary artists and writers.
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Marking the one-year anniversary of New York’s shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aperture magazine’s “New York” issue honors the city through photographs and essays by visionary artists and writers, from Roe Ethridge and Rosalind Fox Solomon to Hilton Als and Joseph O’Neill. In “New York,” acclaimed photojournalist Philip Montgomery speaks with the New York Times Magazine’s director of photography, Kathy Ryan, about covering the city’s hospitals at the height of the pandemic. Irina Rozovsky contributes magisterial, sun-dappled visions of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park landscape. Hua Hsu writes poignantly about the archival photographs that emerged after a fire at the Museum of Chinese in America. Antwaun Sargent speaks with the founders of See In Black, an initiative to support Black photographers and communities. And Tanisha C. Ford profiles Jamel Shabazz, whose indelible images of 1980s street culture are icons of style and joy. Our lives and our city have been transformed over the past year, yet this issue reminds us of how much there is to discover, and relish, when New York comes roaring back.

Format: Paperback / softback
Publication date: 2021-03-23
Measurements: 9.25 x 12 x 0.6 inches
ISBN: 9781597115032


Significant support of Aperture magazine is provided by The Kanakia Foundation and by Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović. Aperture gratefully acknowledges Judy and Leonard Lauder for their lead support of the “New York” issue, and Laumont Editions for support of additional editorial content. Further generous support is provided in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Aperture Foundation’s programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Table Of Contents

Front

Agenda
Shirin Neshat, Fotoclubismo, The New Woman Behind the Camera, Grief and Grievance

Day Jobs
Rebecca Bengal on Jim Goldberg’s collaborative photograms

Backstory
Rianna Jade Parker on James Barnor’s images of Black cosmopolitans

Curriculum
Rinko Kawauchi on Seiichi Furuya, Sally Mann, and James Turrell

Words

This Is New York
Julian Rose on Berenice Abbott
Michael Schulman on Weegee
Alan Michelson on Lewis W. Hine
Darryl Pinckney on Harlem
Brian Wallis on An-My Lê
Paul Moakley on Christine Osinski
Natasha Stagg on Nightlife
Thessaly La Force on Isa Genzken

The Alchemist
Jamel Shabazz’s indelible portraits of style and joy
Tanisha C. Ford

On the Town
Revisiting the “New York issue” in classic magazines
Vince Aletti

Life and Death in an American City
How one photographer covered the unfolding of the pandemic
Philip Montgomery in Conversation with Kathy Ryan

Seeing In Black
Images, activism, and organizing for the Black community
Antwaun Sargent

Voices & Memories
At the Museum of Chinese in America, photographs tell a story of resilience
Hua Hsu

Pictures

Rosalind Fox Solomon
The people of the city
Lynne Tillman

Irina Rozovsky
In Plain Air
Joseph O’Neill

Ari Marcopoulos
Pandemonium
Hilton Als

Adam Pape
The Roses
Arthur Lubow

Rafael Rios
Family
Concepción de León

Ryan McGinley
The Stonewall Protests
Mikelle Street

Saul Leiter
New York in Color
Randy Kennedy

Farah Al Qasimi
Queens Main Street
Suleman Sheikh Anaya

Widline Cadet
Absence Persists
Edwidge Danticat

Roe Ethridge
Fugitive Sunset
Eva Díaz

Back

Endnote
A conversation with Fran Lebowitz


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