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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.
Sarah James reviews a survey of Karl Blossfeldt’s photographs at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Lorenzo Durantini discusses Travess Smalley’s productive yet challenging relationship to photography.
Interview with designer Hans Gremmen about Rinko Kawauchi’s new book, Ametsuchi.
What provokes us to pursue something, to want to find out more?
Lisa Oppenheim teases apart the individual steps of picture-making, wringing from the medium’s technical apparatus a surprisingly broad range of meanings.
Images from Martin Parr’s Beach Party and Portrait Shoot at Aperture Gallery.
Photographer Anne Hardy speaks about her new exhibition of photographs and sculptures at Maureen Paley, London.
After lengthy deliberations, Aperture Foundation has selected the winner of the #MyApertureMag Instagram competition.
Photo critic and historian Geoffrey Batchen uses the art of Joachim Schmid to discuss photograph as a medium of exchange.
The Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards are now open for submissions.
In this interview, photojournalist Michael Kamber discusses his new book Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq.
Charlotte Cotton discusses the principles that guided her as she guest-edited Issue 004 of The PhotoBook Review.
Pablo Ortiz Monasterio discusses the process of selecting and sequencing photographs to tell a history of Mexico.
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