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Nakahira’s Circulation

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

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Gay Semiotics Revisited

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For Aperture magazine #218, Spring 2015, “Queer,” Hal Fischer revisited his seminal 1977 photo-text.

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Queer
Aperture #218 – Editors’ Note

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Why an issue on queer photography? The editors on our Spring 2015 issue, exploring queer perspectives on photography.

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Rescripted
After a conversation between Moyra Davey and Matthew S. Witkovsky

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Moyra Davey speaks about her practice of interlacing photography with literature.

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Geoff Dyer & Janet Malcolm on Photography and Writing

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Geoff Dyer and Janet Malcolm correspond about their practices as writers on photography.

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Cruising and Transcendence in the Photographs of Minor White

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Writer and curator Kevin Moore on Aperture‘s founding editor Minor White’s convoluted relationship with photography and sexuality.