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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.

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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.

talks & interviews

The Edge of Vision Interview Series: Bill Armstrong

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Bill Armstrong discusses his work Mandala #450 within the context his Infinity series of abstract, blurred images.

video

Joel Meyerowitz Reads from “The Gravity of Time” (Video)

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2013_04_30_JoelMeyerowitzReadsFromThe

Joel Meyerowitz reads from “The Gravity of Time,” a personal essay from Paul Strand: The Garden at Orgeval, published by Aperture.

video

Video: Thinking in Color – A Conversation with Bill Armstrong and W.M. Hunt

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2013_04_22_VideoThinkinginColor

Excerpt from an event held at Aperture Gallery on March 18, 2013.

video

Hank Willis Thomas Artist Talk (Video)

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2013_04_22_hankWilliamsThomas_blog

Hank Willis Thomas discusses his series Branded (2011) and Unbranded (2008).

reviews

On the Edge

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2013_05_01_OnTheEdge

Willie Doherty’s latest body of work focuses on the sense of alienation to be found in Zurich’s peripheral spaces. Martin Jaeggi assesses the photographs and video.

foundation news

Thomas Ruff: photograms and ma.r.s. at David Zwirner

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2013_05_01_ThomasRuffPhotogramnsAndMars

Thomas Ruff: photograms and m.a.r.s. is on view March 28–April 27 in New York.

the photobook review

Coming Soon: PhotoBook Review Issue 004

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2013_05_01_ComingSoonPhotoBookReview

The next issue, guest edited by Charlotte Cotton, will be launched this spring in Los Angeles, New York, and Milan.

essays

Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome

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2013_05_01_LuigiGhirri-Kodachrome

Luigi Ghirri’s short written exposé on his sources for inspiration. This essay was included in Aperture’s 2008 volume It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It.

reviews

See, Memory

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2013_05_01_SeeMemory

Prajna Desai reviews A Village in Bengal, an exhibition of Chirodeep Chaudhuri’s photographs at Project 88, Mumbai.