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talks & interviews

Interview with Bill Armstrong

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2013_05_01_InterviewWithBillArmstrong-

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

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

aperture magazine

Lingua Photographica

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2013_05_01_LinguaPhotographica

Brooklyn-based writer and curator Gene McHugh dissects photography’s role within the real world and the virtual world.

foundation news

Aperture Magazine at Sundance Film Festival

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2013_05_03_ApertureMagazineAtSundance

Celebrities assembled in Park City, Utah, were photographed by Henny Garfunkel with the freshly relaunched Aperture magazine.

magazine 2013

Jeff Wall and Lucas Blalock: A Conversation on Pictures

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210MAG047_Wall002b_920

Jeff Wall speaks with Lucas Blalock about the current state of the medium, his recent work, and the freedom of the artist.

magazine 2013

Andrew Norman Wilson with Laurel Ptak: ScanOps

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210MAG039_The_rainbow_girl-9_Detail_920

Andrew Norman Wilson speaks with curator Laurel Ptak about the ScanOps project.

magazine 2013

Nine Years, A Million Conceptual Miles – By Charlotte Cotton

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COTTON_VanDerBeek 10

Charlotte Cotton discusses a wave of photographic innovation.