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Visit Aperture at EXPO CHICAGO

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Expo_Galvani_FEATURED

Visit Aperture at EXPO CHICAGO, where we will present selections from the limited-edition print program and newly published books.

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The Form of the PhotoBook (Video)

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PBA_08_27_2013_Final_Selects_0501_600

Lesley A. Martin discusses selections from the PhotoBook Awards submission pool, and the details that compel a juror to take a closer look.

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Site Specific: Introduction by Christopher Phillips

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BAR_004_003---site-specific_ROMA-04_FT

An excerpt from Christopher Phillips’s introduction to Site Specific: Photographs by Olivo Barbieri.

foundation news

Shelby Lee Adams Workshop Recap

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3_FT_600

A quick recap, with images, of Aperture’s recent workshop with photographer Shelby Lee Adams.

reviews

About Face

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ManRay_Stoll_Featured

On the occasion of a traveling exhibition, Diana Stoll meditates on Man Ray’s portraits.

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Revisiting The Edge of Vision (Video)

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On the occasion of the forthcoming paperback edition, Lyle Rexer discusses The Edge of Vision four years later.

foundation news

PhotoBook Awards 2013: New Arrivals Vol. 3

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JE9A6479_600

Highlighting a new selection of latest arrivals in the First PhotoBook category.

reviews

Survey Says

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MassObservation_Featured

Sarah James ponders the Mass Observation project, now surveyed at Photographers’ Gallery in London.

aperture magazine

Gus the Bear

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Featured_206MAGAR1_34C_lr1

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.

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Night Climbing

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Night_Climbers_Featured

From Aperture #212: Ian Jeffrey on Thomas Mailender’s use of the 1930s-era photographs published as The Night Climbers of Cambridge.

foundation news

Juan Garcia de Oteyza (1962–2013)

Juan García de Oteyza at opening reception of Eirik Johnson's Sawdust Mountain at Aperture Gallery, 2008.
Juan García de Oteyza at opening reception of Eirik Johnson's Sawdust Mountain at Aperture Gallery, 2008.

Aperture remembers Juan Garcia de Oteyza, director of Aperture Foundation from 2008 to 2010.

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Redux: Italo Calvino’s “The Adventure of a Photographer”

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Sen_Calvino_featured

From Aperture #212: Aveek Sen on Italo Calvino’s “The Adventure of a Photographer.”

reviews

Outside In

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Abelardo-Morell_featured

Prajna Desai reviews the Abelardo Morell retrospective now on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.