Hank Willis Thomas

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Hank Willis Thomas’s Tribute to the Photographers Who Inspire His Vision

In this series of collages, Thomas draws on stories from Aperture in the 2010s, a decade during which looking back was as vital as looking forward.

Aperture Celebrates Seventy Years in Print

The “70th Anniversary” issue explores the magazine’s past while charting its future—and features original commissions by leading artists and photographers.

7 Photobooks That Consider Black Lives and Artistic Visions

From Carrie Mae Weems and Ming Smith to “Black Is Beautiful” and “The New Black Vanguard,” here are essential Aperture publications for our moment.

Aperture Celebrates Family at the 2018 Gala

On October 30, we honored a group of five outstanding artists and philanthropists whose work has expanded our vision of family.

2018 Aperture Gala to Honor Artists and Leaders Expanding Our Vision of Family

Honorees include Agnes Gund, Catherine Gund, Catherine Opie, Hank Willis Thomas, and Dr. Deborah Willis.

The '90s are Back

Six artists on the photobook at the end of the millennium.

2017 Aperture Summer Open: A Conversation With Eric Gottesman from For Freedoms

Aperture recently spoke with Eric Gottesman about photographic liberation.

The Cotton Bowl and the Super Bowl

Merging football with twentieth-century sharecropping, Hank Willis Thomas traces the commodification of black bodies.

Hank Willis Thomas Artist Talk (Video)

Hank Willis Thomas discusses his series Branded (2011) and Unbranded (2008).