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reviews

Karl Blossfeldt at the Whitechapel Gallery

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James_Blossfeldt_FEATURED

Sarah James reviews a survey of Karl Blossfeldt’s photographs at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

essays

On Travess Smalley’s Capture Physical Presence

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Smalley_04_FEATURED

Lorenzo Durantini discusses Travess Smalley’s productive yet challenging relationship to photography.

foundation news

Interview with Hans Gremmen, designer of Rinko Kawauchi’s Ametsuchi

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Gremmen_02

Interview with designer Hans Gremmen about Rinko Kawauchi’s new book, Ametsuchi.

aperture magazine

Aperture 211—Editors’ Note: Curiosity

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SGI-11-03-123-44 001

What provokes us to pursue something, to want to find out more?

aperture magazine

Lisa Oppenheim: Elemental Process

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Oppenheim_FEATURED

Lisa Oppenheim teases apart the individual steps of picture-making, wringing from the medium’s technical apparatus a surprisingly broad range of meanings.

foundation news

Martin Parr Beach Party and Portrait Shoot (Photos)

Martin Parr Beach Party and Portrait Shoot. Photograph by Sophie Finkelstein.
Martin Parr Beach Party and Portrait Shoot. Photograph by Sophie Finkelstein.

Images from Martin Parr’s Beach Party and Portrait Shoot at Aperture Gallery.

talks & interviews

Interview with Anne Hardy

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Hardy_01_Notations_FEATURED

Photographer Anne Hardy speaks about her new exhibition of photographs and sculptures at Maureen Paley, London.

foundation news

#MyApertureMag Instagram Contest Winner Announced

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MyApertureMagFeatured

After lengthy deliberations, Aperture Foundation has selected the winner of the #MyApertureMag Instagram competition.

aperture magazine

Observing by Watching: Joachim Schmid and the Art of Exchange

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210_Batchen_01_FEATURED

Photo critic and historian Geoffrey Batchen uses the art of Joachim Schmid to discuss photograph as a medium of exchange.

foundation news

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2013

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2013_05_07_homepagerotator

The Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards are now open for submissions.

talks & interviews

Interview with Michael Kamber

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Injured Soldiers in Iraq

In this interview, photojournalist Michael Kamber discusses his new book Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq.

the photobook review

Interview with Charlotte Cotton (Video)

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Charlotte-Cotton-Video_Featured

Charlotte Cotton discusses the principles that guided her as she guest-edited Issue 004 of The PhotoBook Review.

video

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio on Mexican Portraits (Video)

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Mexican-Portraits-Video_Featured

Pablo Ortiz Monasterio discusses the process of selecting and sequencing photographs to tell a history of Mexico.