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essays

Reflections On the Concrete Mirror

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Kulok_11_155_Couturier_FEATURED

Artist Barney Kulok considers the relationship between photography and architecture

foundation news

Scenes from Paris Photo Los Angeles

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1-Stacey-Clarkson_2_Featured

Check out the sights from Paris Photo Los Angeles, both at Paramount Pictures Studios and throughout Los Angeles!

foundation news

Announcing the Six Finalists for the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize

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Stenram-featured

Click here to learn the names of the six portfolio prize finalists. The winner will be announced in June 2013.

talks & interviews

Interview with Sara VanDerBeek

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VanDerBeek_featured_thumbnail

“I wanted to discover, through the use of images and objects, a way to translate my original experience of these European sites.”

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Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin—To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light

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The artists engage the medium’s urge to extract generic meaning from knotty specifics.

foundation news

Coming Soon: The Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2013

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01_2013_04_30_comingSoon_ParisPhoto

The second annual awards will be launch in May 2013. Stay tuned!

foundation news

New York Times Magazine Photographs in Santiago, Chile

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Stacey-Baker_NYT_Grid

The show is now on view at Centro de Extensión, Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago.

reviews

Canon Rebels

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02_2013_04_30_CanonRebels

Tampering with photographs is common practice for artists today; this exhibition demonstrated that the strategy is even more relevant for Middle Eastern photographers.

foundation news

Cihad Caner Wins the Photographic Museum of Humanity 2013 Grant

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03_2013_04_30_CihadCanerWins_PMHgrant

The Turkish photographer wins with a documentary series focused on the ongoing impact of Syria’s civil war.

talks & interviews

Interview with Greg Allen

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2013_05_01_InterviewWithGregAllen

These Cold War objects exerted major influence on the culture of their day. It’s not just coincidence that they happen to look like art.

aperture magazine

Thomas Ruff: Photograms for the New Age

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2013_04_30_ThomasRuff_PhotogramsfortheNewAge

You may have to develop your own technology for your images. I’m not much interested in “straight” photography anymore.

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Interview with Owen Kydd

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2013_05_01_InterviewWithOwensKydd

The moment when still cameras began to include decent video options not only democratized filmmaking, but also marks the history of still images.

foundation news

Matthew Pillsbury: City Stages

Matthew Pillsbury City Stages prints on display.
Matthew Pillsbury City Stages prints on display.

A cocktail reception celebrating Matthew Pillsbury’s forthcoming monograph, City Stages.