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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.

aperture magazine

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.