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Announcing The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist Selections

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JE9A8445-copy

The thirty books shortlisted for the 2013 awards were announced Sept. 20 in New York.

foundation news

Call for Participation: Collaboration – Revisiting the History of Photography

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Meiselas_1_600

A timeline of collaboration curated by Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, and Susan Meiselas.

foundation news

We’re Now Closed for Entries, but Stay Tuned!

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aperture_parisphoto2013-outlined_600

The 2013 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards is now closed for entries.

foundation news

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.