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War photographers and reporters on “Telling Afghanistan” at the Brooklyn Brewery

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On Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Brewery, a group photographers and reporters held up a mirror to how and why they report in conflict zones around the world, namely the war in Afghanistan. The panel, moderated by journalist and Restrepo director Sebastian Junger, included novelist and veteran Elliot Ackerman (Green on Blue), reporter Jennifer Percy (Demon Camp), and Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael (Disco Night Sept. 11). The event was held by Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC), founded after the death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington in Libya in 2011. Though focused on Afghanistan, the panel offered a window into…

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Liz Deschenes at the Walker Art Center

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A new installation of photograms and digital prints by Liz Deschenes occupies a floor of the Walker Art Center.

Aperture Congratulates LaToya Ruby Frazier

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A look at the remarkable year of “The Notion of Family” photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier.

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Joe Purdy Visits Aperture (Video)

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Musician Joe Purdy fills us in on his recent trip with Alec Soth, Billy Bragg, and Isaac Gale, and where they’re headed next.

The 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Exhibitions

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A look at the 2014 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List exhibitions, from New York to Tokyo.

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Gordon Parks “Back to Fort Scott” Opens at MFA Boston

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04. Untitled, St. Louis, Missouri

A new exhibition at the MFA, Boston, sheds light on a forgotten photo essay by Gordon Parks from 1950.

Aperture Magazine Live at the National Arts Club: the Lit Issue

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Aperture magazine hosted a night of photography and literature at the National Arts Club.

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Walker Evans & the Written Word
by David Campany

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David Campany on the writers that informed the work of Walker Evans.

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Genevieve Allison on Martin Schoeller at Hasted Kraeutler

©Martin Schoeller, Cesar Millan with his Dogs; South Central Los Angeles, CA , 2006. Courtesy of Martin Schoeller/AUGUST
©Martin Schoeller, Cesar Millan with his Dogs; South Central Los Angeles, CA , 2006. Courtesy of Martin Schoeller/AUGUST

A new exhibition at Hasted Kraeutler in New York features the portrait photography of Martin Schoeller.

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Isabel Stevens on Chris Marker’s “Petite Planète”

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An online-only story for Aperture magazine #217, Winter 2014, “Lit,” on Chris Marker’s travel book series.

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Larry Sultan “Here and Home” at LACMA

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The late, influential California photographer Larry Sultan has his first retrospective, “Here and Home,” at LACMA.

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Words vs. Images

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Contemporary fiction writers speak on the role of photography and the image in their writing process.

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Prajna Desai: “Constructing Worlds” at Barbican Art Gallery

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Thomas Struth installation images, Barbican Art Gallery © Chris Jackson / Getty Images

A review of “Constructing Worlds” at Barbican Art Gallery.