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the photobook review

Coming Soon: PhotoBook Review Issue 004

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2013_05_01_ComingSoonPhotoBookReview

The next issue, guest edited by Charlotte Cotton, will be launched this spring in Los Angeles, New York, and Milan.

essays

Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome

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2013_05_01_LuigiGhirri-Kodachrome

Luigi Ghirri’s short written exposé on his sources for inspiration. This essay was included in Aperture’s 2008 volume It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It.

reviews

See, Memory

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2013_05_01_SeeMemory

Prajna Desai reviews A Village in Bengal, an exhibition of Chirodeep Chaudhuri’s photographs at Project 88, Mumbai.

magazine 2013

The Image World Is Flat: Penelope Umbrico in conversation with Virginia Rutledge

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WP_BANNER_210MAG176_cariou to prince

Penelope Umbrico speaks with art historian and intellectual-property lawyer Virginia Rutledge about the use of reproductions in our increasingly flattened image world.

foundation news

Art Directors Club 92nd Annual Awards

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2013_05_06_ArtDirectorsClub

The Art Directors Club will host their ADC 92nd Annual Awards + Festival next month in Miami Beach.

talks & interviews

Interview with Bill Armstrong

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Photographer Bill Armstrong speaks with Aperture about his Infinity series, and his latest exhibition in New York.

foundation news

Rinko Kawauchi On Press – Ametsuchi

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Kawauchi_4

Images from the production of Ametsuchi, Rinko Kawauchi’s latest monograph.

video

Rinko Kawauchi: My Favorite Color Is Blue (Video)

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Rinko_Blue_Featured

Revisiting Rinko Kawauchi in conversation with Magnum photojournalist Martin Parr.

reviews

A Great Improvisation

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2013_05_01_AGreatImprovisation

Designer Rob Giampietro assesses the legacy of ECM Records, which was recently surveyed in an exhibition at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, and its related catalog.

reviews

Album Art

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2013_05_01_AlbumArt

Critic Noemi Smolik reviews the recent exhibition Dear Aby Warburg, What Can Be Done with Images?

foundation news

Emily Davidson, Bruce Davidson Book Talk

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Bruce Davidson, from the series Brooklyn Gang, 1959 © Bruce Davidson

Emily Haas Davidson and Bruce Davidson in conversation on their latest project, Bobby’s Book.

aperture magazine

Swiping at Pictures

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2013_05_01_SwipingatPictures

Curator Christopher Y. Lew discusses our changing relationship to technology and to the Internet.

talks & interviews

Photography at Novartis AG

Cover of Novartis AG Annual Report, 2009. Photograph by Steve McCurry.
Cover of Novartis AG Annual Report, 2009. Photograph by Steve McCurry.

Melissa Harris spoke with Daniel Vasella, then of Novartis AG, to understand both his passion and his criteria for commissioning photography.