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LaToya Ruby Frazier’s The Notion of Family (Video)

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Fraziervid_feat

LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses the creation of her first book, “The Notion of Family”.

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The Islamic State and Photography

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battle photo 5_2

A social media analyst working in private intelligence considers the Islamic State’s use of photography.

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Events Ashore: An-My Lê Artist Talk (Video)

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An-My-Le-Featured

An-My Lê talks about her recently published book, “Events Ashore” at Aperture Gallery.

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Aperture #217 – Editors’ Note

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217MAG130_Czech-HR-framed

Editors’ Note from the Winter 2014 issue of Aperture Magazine, #217, “Lit.”

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Announcing the Winners of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014

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From Paris Photo, Aperture announces the winners of the 2014 PhotoBook Awards.

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Review: Noemi Smolik on Thomas Ruff

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Thomas Ruff_neg_Artists_01, 2014(2)

Noemi Smolik reviews Thomas Ruff’s new show at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf.

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Paris Views: Gail Albert Halaban (Video)

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HALABAN_05_featured

Gail Albert Halaban discusses her new book, Paris Views, with Amy Adler at Aperture Gallery.

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A Conversation With Karl Lagerfeld (1991)

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A conversation with Karl Lagerfeld on fashion and photography, from Aperture Magazine issue #122.

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Vicki Goldberg: More History in Russian Photographs

Vadim Gushchin, "Colored Envelopes #3," 2010. Courtesy ClampArt, New York City.
Vadim Gushchin, "Colored Envelopes #3," 2010. Courtesy ClampArt, New York City.

Vicki Goldberg assesses the contemporary work of Vadim Guschchin and Nikolai Kulebyakin.

What’s in a Name? By David Campany

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PBR7_287_BooksOnBooks_05

Why “photobooks” now? Author David Campany examines the term for issue 007 of The PhotoBook Review.

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The Air for All:
An Introduction to The Drone Primer

Tushev Aerials, 'New York City by day,' 2014. Courtesy Center for the Study of the Drone.
Tushev Aerials, 'New York City by day,' 2014. Courtesy Center for the Study of the Drone.

An excerpt from the Center for the Study of the Drone’s newly released Drone Primer.

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Vicki Goldberg: Contemporary Ukrainian Photography

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"Untitled" from series "Timoshenko's escape", 2012

Vicki Goldberg considers the work of Ukrainian collective Shilo-Group.

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Fashion Film & the Photographic by Marketa Uhlirova

Still from Experiments in Advertising: The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld (1958–64), edited by filmmaker Adam Mufti and sound designer Olivier Alary, 2006
Still from Experiments in Advertising: The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld (1958–64), edited by filmmaker Adam Mufti and sound designer Olivier Alary, 2006

Marketa Uhlirova on fashion films that push the boundaries of photography.