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Takashi Homma’s Tokyo Obscura

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Tokyo, 2014

An excerpt from a portfolio in Aperture magazine #219, Summer 2015, “Tokyo.”

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Magazine Work

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In the new issue of Aperture magazine, Tokyo-based curator Ivan Vartanian offers a look through the pages of the popular magazines of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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Kikuji Kawada in conversation with Ryuichi Kaneko

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219MAG684_Kawada-HR-Replacement copy

An excerpt from a conversation focusing on Kawada’s early career and the making of The Map.

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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.

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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.

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Nakahira’s Circulation

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219MAG663_NakahiraCirc

In the “Tokyo” issue of “Aperture” magazine available in May, curator Matthew S. Witkovsky unpacks Nakahira’s landmark photo-installation Circulation.

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Zanele Muholi’s Faces & Phases

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218MAG174_Muholi-HR

A conversation with the Johannesburg-based photographer about photography and activism, her latest series, Black Beauties, and her influences.

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Sophie Hackett on Queer Looking

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Three decades ago Joan E. Biren crisscrossed the country with a slide show that told an alternative history of photography with lesbians as central protagonists.

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Richard Meyer On the Term “Queer”

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Meyer2_Roysdon-HR

Vince Aletti, Richard Meyer, and Catherine Opie reflect on the term queer and its relationship with photography