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What’s in a Name? By David Campany

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Why “photobooks” now? Author David Campany examines the term for issue 007 of The PhotoBook Review.

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The Air for All:
An Introduction to The Drone Primer

Tushev Aerials, 'New York City by day,' 2014. Courtesy Center for the Study of the Drone.
Tushev Aerials, 'New York City by day,' 2014. Courtesy Center for the Study of the Drone.

An excerpt from the Center for the Study of the Drone’s newly released Drone Primer.

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Vicki Goldberg: Contemporary Ukrainian Photography

"Untitled" from series "Timoshenko's escape", 2012
"Untitled" from series "Timoshenko's escape", 2012

Vicki Goldberg considers the work of Ukrainian collective Shilo-Group.

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Fashion Film & the Photographic by Marketa Uhlirova

Still from Experiments in Advertising: The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld (1958–64), edited by filmmaker Adam Mufti and sound designer Olivier Alary, 2006
Still from Experiments in Advertising: The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld (1958–64), edited by filmmaker Adam Mufti and sound designer Olivier Alary, 2006

Marketa Uhlirova on fashion films that push the boundaries of photography.

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Vicki Goldberg: Russian Photography Looks at the Past

Vsevolod Tarasevich, 'At the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of Biophysics Moscow region, town of Pushchino,' 1974. MAMM collection
Vsevolod Tarasevich, 'At the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of Biophysics Moscow region, town of Pushchino,' 1974. MAMM collection

Vicki Goldberg reports back from a 2013 trip to Russia, about an exhibition of Soviet propaganda.

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Studio Visit: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York (Video)

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Screen-Shot-2014-10-30-at-10.52.50-AM

Aperture visits photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao in his Queens, NY studio to discuss his recent monograph.

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Anne Wilkes Tucker on Ray K. Metzker (1931-2014)

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Metzker61DZ31

Anne Wilkes Tucker remembers the remarkable life and career of Ray K. Metzker (1931-2014).

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John G. Morris and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund (Video)

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FeaturedImage_Morris

John G. Morris speaks on thirty-nine years of friendship with Eugene Smith and the history of the Smith Fund.

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LaToya Ruby Frazier in Conversation with Dawoud Bey (Video)

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LRF_001_L_R_Frazier_Aperture_interpret_025

A discussion between LaToya Ruby Frazier and Dawoud Bey on The Notion of Family.

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‘Picasso and the Camera’ Opens at Gagosian Gallery

Pablo PicassoNature morte au minotaure et à la paletteNovember
Pablo PicassoNature morte au minotaure et à la paletteNovember

A new exhibition at Gagosian Gallery features hundreds of works that explore Picasso’s relationship to the camera.

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Stephen Shore in Conversation with Peter Schjeldahl (Video)

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Shore

Stephen Shore and Peter Schjeldahl discuss Shore’s influential career and his significant contributions to photography.

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Photography & Fashion’s Maverick Magazines (Video)

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fashion-panel-featured

A panel discussion with Inez & Vinoodh exploring the role of the magazine as a platform for innovation in fashion photography.

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The Icons
by Inez & Vinoodh

Richard Avedon, Nadja Auermann, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, and Stephanie Seymour, Versace Fall/Winter 1994–95 Campaign, New York, April 14, 1994 © The Richard Avedon Foundation
Richard Avedon, Nadja Auermann, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, and Stephanie Seymour, Versace Fall/Winter 1994–95 Campaign, New York, April 14, 1994 © The Richard Avedon Foundation

Guest editors Inez & Vinoodh on some of fashion photography’s giants whose work has influenced theirs.