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The story of Hercule Florence, who invented an early form of photography in Brazil while studying the Amazon's birdsong.
Ellie Armon Azoulay on the Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective at the Centre Pompidou.
Jacob King considers Chinese artist Ai WeiWei's Brooklyn Museum show and his photographic practice, ranging from his work in the '80s to his current Instagram presence.
Diana C. Stoll on Remote Sites of War at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum.
A quick recap, with images, of Aperture’s recent workshop with photographer Shelby Lee Adams.
On the occasion of a traveling exhibition, Diana Stoll meditates on Man Ray’s portraits.
On the occasion of the forthcoming paperback edition, Lyle Rexer discusses The Edge of Vision four years later.
Highlighting a new selection of latest arrivals in the First PhotoBook category.
Sarah James ponders the Mass Observation project, now surveyed at Photographers’ Gallery in London.
From Aperture #206, Sylvia Plachy’s intimate visit with one of the celebrated denizens of New York’s Central Park Zoo, who passed this week at age twenty-seven.
From Aperture #212: Ian Jeffrey on Thomas Mailender’s use of the 1930s-era photographs published as The Night Climbers of Cambridge.
Aperture remembers Juan Garcia de Oteyza, director of Aperture Foundation from 2008 to 2010.
From Aperture #212: Aveek Sen on Italo Calvino’s “The Adventure of a Photographer.”
Prajna Desai reviews the Abelardo Morell retrospective now on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Editors introduce Aperture #212 (Fall 2013), which is organized around the theme of “Playtime.”
Highlighting a selection of the latest arrivals in the PhotoBook of the Year category.
Joanna Fiduccia considers the uses of aerial photography in her review of Jeanne Haffner’s The View from Above.
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