Late April Readings on Photography

Penelope Umbrico's photographs installed at Aperture's Spring Party on April 17.
Penelope Umbrico's photographs installed at Aperture's Spring Party on April 17.

The Aperture staff shares what we have been reading about photography.

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Announcing the New Issue of The PhotoBook Review

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2015_04_08_PBR_008_CoverBlog

The Spring 2015 issue of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture’s biannual journal dedicated to the consideration of the photobook, is out now.

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Editor’s Note: Ivan Vartanian

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In 1995, I began an editorial internship at Aperture. (Just one week before, Lesley Martin had started one, too). While I was there, Daido Moriyama sent in a copy of his publication Hysteric Daido. It was the most bizarre specimen of a photobook I had ever seen: large and softcover, with magazine-like paper, black ink everywhere, and a putrid purple bar on the cover. The images were presented in a scattershot fashion, running into the gutter carelessly without white margins, captions, or any other type of structure. It did not in any way, shape, or form resemble the organized bookmaking…

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Publisher’s Note: Lesley A. Martin

The PhotoBook Review 008 coincides with the Summer 2015 issue of Aperture magazine, “Tokyo” (#219), as well as with Shashin, a symposium and festival for Japanese photography that takes place on April 24 and 25 at the New York Public Library. All three have been shaped, in part, through consultation with Our Man in Tokyo and this issue’s guest editor, Ivan Vartanian of Goliga. Several threads in these pages wend their way back to an event that took place at Aperture Gallery in November 2011, Printing Show—TKY, by the Japanese master bookmaker and photographer Daido Moriyama. This event, organized by…

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Zanele Muholi’s Faces & Phases

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A conversation with the Johannesburg-based photographer about photography and activism, her latest series, Black Beauties, and her influences.

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Lucas Foglia on “Human-Altered Landscapes”

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Lucas Foglia on photographing the transformation of the American west.

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Five Photography Exhibitions to See in New York this April

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Photography exhibitions around New York City.

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On Holiday

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As spring begins we revisit the pages of vintage magazine Holiday, a luxury title launched in the 1950s and became widely known for its ambitious and opulent photographic spreads.

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Tokyo Diary

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Aperture magazine’s editors spent three weeks in Tokyo researching and assembling our Summer issue of the magazine, dedicated to photography from Japan.

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