From JEB’s pathbreaking archive of lesbian photography to Ren Hang’s subversive fantasies, we look back at must-read articles from Aperture’s archive.
During the racial justice protests of 2020, See In Black presented visions of Black America through their own lived experiences—and raised critical funds for homelessness, youth, queer, and political organizations.
Theaster Gates’s recent photobook expands the pioneering legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company, reactivating the archive as an essential document of American culture.
In these photographs, queer acts and communal yearning flourish beyond the confines of mainstream gay culture.
Campbell Addy and Jamal Nxedlana speak about building international audiences for Black art, culture, and fashion.
From iconic monographs by master photographers to groundbreaking, never-before-published work, we offer titles for everyone on your holiday list.
Last week, in partnership with Airbnb Magazine, Aperture celebrated the opening of the exhibition The New Black Vanguard curated by Antwaun Sargent.
Inside The New Black Vanguard book launch, cocktail, and conversation with Antwaun Sargent, Tyler Mitchell, and Jamal Nxedlana.
Working with Aperture and Antwaun Sargent, New Black Vanguard photographers created images celebrating Burberry’s Monogram puffer collection.
Inspired by Virginia Woolf, Mickalene Thomas imagines a classic, gender-crossing heroine as a fashion muse for the twenty-first century.
For the latest installment of “Introducing,” Aperture speaks with Luther Konadu, whose constructed photographs riff on the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.
How do photographs express a moment of rapid change in society, politics, beauty, and self-expression?
In two recent films, Kahlil Joseph and Arthur Jafa consider the poetics of African American life.
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