Aperture 190 (newsstand cover)

Spring 2008

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9 9/16 x 11 3/8 inches 96 pages 978-1-59711-405-9
Aperture Magazine, issue #190, Spring 2008.
Portfolios and Essays from Martin Parr, James Welling and Noam M. Elcott, David Campany, JH Engstrom and Martin Jaeggi, Philip Jones Griffiths and William Messer, Muzi Quawson, Fred Ritchin, and Gregory Crewdson.

Colour Before Color
Compiled and introduced by Martin Parr
Martin Parr takes a look at six important but overlooked European practitioners of color photography.

The Shadow of the World: James Welling's Cameraless and Abstract Photography
by Noam M. Elcott
Abstraction and photograms have been a consistent part of Welling's photographic practice. Elcott traces these essential aspects of his work.

From Ecstasy to Agony: The Fashion Shoot in Cinema
by David Campany
Campany considers the portrayal of the fashion photographer in films, from Funny Face to Blow Up.

JH Engström: Looking for Presence
by Martin Jaeggi
Jaeggi discusses this Sweedish photographer's enigmatic work, which explores themes of loneliness and introspection.

Presence of Mind: The Photographs of Philip Jones Griffiths
Interview by: William Messer
Griffiths discusses his shattering work in Vietnam and Cambodia, and offers his views on photography today.

Muzi Quawson: Pull Back the Shade
A selection of images from this emerging British photographer's début series.

Of Other Times and Places
by Fred Ritchin
In this first of an ongoing series of articles, Ritchin invites us to explore the "postphotographic" landscape.

In a Lonely Place
by Gregory Crewdson
Crewdson reflects upon the films, paintings, and photographs from which he draws inspiration, and shows a few new works of his own.
Gregory Crewdson talks about his working process in a web-exclusive feature, sponsored by Epson, here.