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Aperture's Best Photography Features of 2018

From the photographs that inspired Sofia Coppola’s films to Zanele Muholi’s visual activism, here are this year’s highlights in photography and ideas.

Publisher's Profile: Ruben Lundgren in conversation with Yuan Di, Jiazazhi Press

Ruben Lundgren speaks with Yuan Di about his independent Chinese publishing house, Jiazazhi Press

Vicki Goldberg on Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Enduring Truths: Sojourner’s Shadows and Substance

In 1826 a thirty-year-old slave escapes captivity becoming a legally free, outspoken and effective supporter of the abolitionist cause.

Kristen Lubben on Zoe Leonard and Cheryl Dunye The Fae Richards Photo Archive

Kristen Lubben reflects on a collection of glamour shots, stills from movie sets, photobooth portraits, family snapshots, and typewritten captions which make up a fictional archive.

Marco Breuer on Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan's Evidence

Photographer Macro Breuer reflects on the lasting images in Evidence for The PhotoBook Review 010

Stephanie H. Tung on Xu Yong Negatives

I don’t expect to be reaching for my iPhone when I open a book. Yet Xu Yong’s…

Design Books to Know

Designers and critics share the books that have inspired their work

Arnold van Bruggen on Carlos Spottorno Wealth Management

“There is no truer mark of financial success than making money work for you, instead of having…

If You Came Here to Have Fun, You Will

Jason Fulford and Aperture editor Denise Wolff discussed the parallel lives of a book through its events, and the event as intersection of artist and viewer.

Editor's Note: Ivan Vartanian

In 1995, I began an editorial internship at Aperture. (Just one week before, Lesley Martin had started…

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