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Issue 13 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_07_16_ApertureApp_Issue13

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

essays

Excerpt from Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment

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Image4_Aperture_Mary Ellen Mark Workshop Book_9781597113168

In an excerpt from Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment, the photographer reflects on her favorite portraits and how her now-recognizable images came to be.

featured

Altered Images at the Bronx Documentary Center

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Altered Images_Giovanni Troilo

Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography explores how and why photojournalists change their photographs.

aperture magazine

Nobuyoshi Araki’s Polaroids

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219MAG572_Nobuyoshi-HR

Nobuyoshi Araki’s Polaroid collages of nudes juxtaposed with flora is one of the Tokyo-based photographer’s latest projects, which appeared in Aperture magazine #219.

aperture beat

On Press with Aperture Production

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IMG_0442

Production coordinator Thomas Bollier walks us through the recent printing of the Aperture book Suburban, of Jimmy DeSana’s earlier photographs.

reviews

William J. Simmons on Josef Astor at Participant Inc.

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2.JoeHo1996

On Josef Astor’s recent exhibition at Participant Inc., New York, which connects photography, installation, and dance.

summer open

Recap: 2015 Aperture Summer Open Opening Reception

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Summer_Open_2015_-118

A recap of the Aperture Summer Open opening reception on July 16th, 2015 at Aperture gallery.

Issue 12 of the Aperture Photography App is Now Available

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2015_07_16_ApertureApp_Issue12

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

aperture beat

Inside Summer Open Selections

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K-llstr-m_000344_633860_656504_2408

A sneak peak at the selections for the Summer Open, opening at Aperture Gallery on July 16.

pbr

The PhotoBook Review: Photobooks After 3/11

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PBR8_011_Kesengawa_3

The destruction the Great Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami waves created have profoundly impacted the way art is both made and received in Japan.

aperture magazine

Tokyo’s Spaces

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megutama_1-APP

Journalist Kenji Takazawa provides an essential guide for your next photographic tour of Japan’s capital.

reviews

Genevieve Allison on Gillian Laub at Benrubi Gallery

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Laub_SR_Press-2

A review of Gillian Laub’s work, Southern Rites, which documents the residents of a Southern U.S. town that held racially segregated proms.

talks & interviews

Kathrin Sonntag On Her Installation, This Was Tomorrow Once

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Kathrin_2

Berlin-based artist Kathrin Sonntag was commissioned to create one of twelve new photography-based projects for RAY 2015.