Aperture 247 - Summer 2022
“Sleepwalking,” guest edited by Alec Soth, explores photography’s relationship to dreams, wakefulness, and chance. And, starting summer 2022, The PhotoBook Review is now published exclusively within every issue of Aperture.
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Guest edited by the acclaimed photographer Alec Soth, Aperture’s summer issue explores the dimensions and possibilities of dreams, journeys, and chance in photography.
“Sleepwalking” covers a surprising array of images and stories from the Soviet-era Czech artist Emila Medová to Sophie Calle’s discovery of an abandoned Parisian hotel to Soth’s own photographs from his travels in the United States. In this issue, Jesse Dorris interviews Duane Michals about luck and fate, Marina Warner explores the enduring resonance of the figure of the sleepwalker, and artists including Etienne Courtois, Maja Daniels, and Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. present surreal and imaginative new series. The Summer 2022 issue also introduces The PhotoBook Review, a new section for lively engagement with photobooks, featuring reviews of recent titles by Nona Faustine, Samuel Fosso, Óscar Monzón, and others.
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 148
Publication date: 2022-06-07
Measurements: 9.25 x 12 x 0.6 inches
Support has been provided by members of Aperture’s Magazine Council: The Kanakia Foundation, Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović, Susan and Thomas Dunn, and Michael W. Sonnenfelt, MUUS Collection. Additional 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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Table Of Contents
Charlotte March, Pao Houa Her, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Our Selves
Glen Helfand on Janet Delaney’s fascination with everyday workers
Phoebe Chen on the monumental films of Wang Bing
Juliana Halpert on Anthony Hernandez and the streetscapes of Los Angeles
Vasantha Yogananthan on Etel Adnan, Jim Goldberg, and the French rapper Laylow
Song of the Open Road
Guest editor Alec Soth on photography’s lyrical potential
A Conversation with Siri Hustvedt
Emila Medková’s wry Surrealism
The Narrative Artist
Sophie Calle’s art of games and chance
The figure of the sleepwalker in art
Angel, Fiend, Surrealist
Lee Miller’s many lives
The Human Condition
Duane Michals on luck and fate
A Conversation with Jesse Dorris
Pictures for Dreaming
From Alice Neel to Masahisa Fukase, the artists who have inspired Alec Soth
In Gregor Schneider’s London-based project, two eerily similar houses
Things Out of Place
Etienne Courtois hunts for images that already exist
On the Silence of Myth
In the Swedish countryside, Maja Daniels collapses time
Kristian Vistrup Madsen
Her Own Private Iowa
Nancy Rexroth’s 1970s experiments with a Diana camera
Where Cherries Blossom
From Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., visions of Black subjectivity
The PhotoBook Review
A conversation between Hiroko Komatsu and Osamu Kanemura—and a selection of recent photobooks
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie on Felipe Romero Beltrán’s series about young immigrant men in Spain
Six questions for Jim Jarmusch