Aperture 248 - Fall 2022
70th Anniversary Issue
Aperture celebrates seventy years with an issue that explores the magazine’s past while charting its future. Reflecting on the founding editors’ original mission and drawing on Aperture’s global community of photographers, writers, and thinkers, this issue features original commissions by seven artists and essays by seven of the most incisive writers working today—each engaging with their chosen decade from the magazine’s history.
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Aperture 248: 70th Anniversary Issue
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 144
Publication date: 2022-09-06
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. Sonnenfeldt, 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
Maurice Broomfield, Speaking with Light, Martine Syms, Sibylle Bergemann
Casey Quackenbush on Mikki Ferrill’s 1970s-era visions of Black joy
Evan Moffitt on Wolfgang Tillmans’s career retrospective
Randy Kennedy on Christopher Anderson and photography as manual labor
Ryan Ho Kilpatrick on Billy H.C. Kwok’s work on Hong Kong and Taiwan
Kwanele Sosibo on Mikhael Subotzky’s newest film and life in Johannesburg
Elle Pérez on Peter Hujar, E. Jane, and the judges of Legendary
Seven Writers on Seven Decades
1950s: The Invention of Minor White
Finding spiritual liberation though photography
1960s: Did You See Those Pictures?
The tensions between reportage and artistry
1970s: The Idea of Photography
A decade of new thought and reflection on the medium
1980s: Edges of Illusion
Artists meet the culture wars
1990s: The Shape of Trans to Come
How do we represent identity beyond the binary?
2000s: Real Life and Living Memory
Searching for the tangible in a digital world
2010s: Everyday People
A photo-album for the future
Seven Photographers on Seven Decades
1950s: Iñaki Bonillas
Iconic images and texts become narrative collages
1960s: Dayanita Singh
The Photography of Nony Singh
Could a family album have been presented as serious photography?
1970s: Yto Barrada
Bettina’s Color-aid Papers
With sculptural interventions, encounters with the printed page
1980s: Mark Steinmetz
Irina & Amelia
The enduring influence of an issue about mothers and daughters
1990s: John Edmonds
A tableau about family, grief, and religion
2000s: Hannah Whitaker
How anxiety about technology creates speculative worlds
2010s: Hank Willis Thomas
In textile-inspired works, a vibrant tribute to artists and mentors
The PhotoBook Review
A conversation with the designer Irma Boom—and a selection of recent photobooks
Seven questions for Hua Hsu