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If You Came Here to Have Fun…

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PBR8_194

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.

aperture magazine

Tokyo
Aperture #219 – Editors’ Note

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Takashi Homma Crop

Aperture magazine’s editors on our Summer 2015 issue and the vast photography landscape in Tokyo.

aperture magazine

On Chance and Photography

William Henry Fox Talbot, The Open Door, 1844. Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York
William Henry Fox Talbot, The Open Door, 1844. Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York

To what degree is photography dependent on chance? Robin Kelsey tackles this question in his new book, Photography and the Art of Chance.

aperture beat

Where in the World is Aperture?

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TCP_2_KateElliott

Aperture exhibitions are currently on three continents, from Asia to Europe to North America. How does it come together?

video

James Mollison and Jon Ronson on “Playground”

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2015_05_11_JamesMollison_Vimeo

James Mollison and writer Jon Ronson recall their playground memories preceding the opening reception of the “Playground” exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York.

aperture magazine

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Curriculum

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219MAG765_SweetFlypaper-HR

For Aperture’s Summer 2015 issue, the editors asked Frazier to discuss readings and works of art that have informed her thinking.

foundation news

Issue 7 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_04_24_ApertureApp_Issue7_CS5_Blog

The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device.

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David Wojnarowicz and Nan Goldin

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WOJ_084_DW at Home

From Aperture Magazine #147: David Wojnarowicz and Nan Goldin sat down to talk about record, memory, and the evolution of their work.

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Collecting the Japanese Photobook

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CollectingJapanesePhotobook

Ivan Vartanian spoke to Ryuichi Kaneko about how he became one of the first and most enduring champions of the Japanese photobook.

foundation news

Inside the Aperture Spring Party

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Spring_Party_2015_254

The Aperture Spring Party: Moving Mountains drew more than 250 guests to the Aperture Foundation in Chelsea, New York.

reviews

London Exhibitions of Photographers’ Collections

Installation view of Simon Fujiwara's curated section at Hayward Gallery, History Is Now- 7 Artists Take On Britain. Photo Linda Nylind
Installation view of Simon Fujiwara's curated section at Hayward Gallery, History Is Now- 7 Artists Take On Britain. Photo Linda Nylind

Two exhibitions highlight collections of art and oddities belonging to some of today’s most prominent photographers.

essays

Lynne Tillman on Brush Fires in the Social Landscape

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WOJ_047_Where I'll Go

In this excerpt from Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, Lynne Tillman reflects on the work and life of David Wojnarowicz

foundation news

Issue 6 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_04_24_ApertureApp_Issue6_CS5-01

Download Issue 6 of the new Aperture Photography App.