August 21st, 2012
Aperture Magazine 208
Aperture magazine No. 208 is now available, featuring contributions by Bertien van Manen, Lucas Blalock, Simon Norfolk, and Shomei Tomatsu, whose Untitled (Okinawa City), 1979 graces the front cover. Here’s a look at what’s inside:
This Thing Called War and These People Called Photographers
Simon Norfolk in conversation with Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, and Natalie Zelt
A discussion with the curators of a forthcoming exhibition of war photography.
Thomas Barrow’s Cancellations
by Aaron Schuman
Reconsidering Barrow’s photographic interventions from the 1970s.
Lucas Blalock: Imperfect Grace
by Chris Wiley
Digital manipulation plays a dual role as process and subject.
George Georgiou’s Tour of the Unfamiliar
by Francine Prose
Color photographs made in Turkey, Georgia, and Ukraine subtly reveal social complexities.
I Was Here
by Sylvia Plachy
A photographer considers identity and self-depiction.
Bertien van Manen: Let’s Sit Down Before We Go
Photographs made in rural communities of Russia and surrounding countries.
The Past and Other Countries
Chris Killip in conversation with Michael Almereyda
Killip discusses photographing Britain in a time of postwar decline.
Shot Out of the Canon: Advertising Photography in Vogue Magazine, 1930s-1950s
by Mary Panzer
Vintage fashion advertisements by seven now-canonical photographers.
Shomei Tomatsu: Occupation Okinawa
by Lesley A. Martin
Photographs from the island of Okinawa, Tomatsu’s home and the longtime site of a U.S. military base.