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open road

Billy Bragg Visits Aperture

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Aperture Director Chris Boot catches up with singer-songwriter Billy Bragg upon his return to NYC for the Aperture Open Road Benefit Party and Auction.

foundation news

Remembering Charles Bowden, 1945–2014

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CBfeature

Aperture’s Melissa Harris remembers the life of writer Charles Bowden and his immeasurable contributions to Aperture.

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Recap: Aperture “Fashion” Launch at Gagosian Shop

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Recap of Aperture Magazine Issue #216 “Fashion” Launch Party with Inez and Vinoodh at the Gagosian Shop in New York City.

open road

Postcards From the Road: Silent Auction Preview

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bee_feat

A selection of photographs from Aperture’s The Open Road Benefit silent auction, taking place this fall in NYC.

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The Last Book by Reinier Gerritsen (video)

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lastbook

A video interview with photographer Reinier Gerritsen, whose work chronicles readership on New York City’s subways.

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Aperture #216 – Editors’ Note

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From the Fall 2014 issue of Aperture Magazine, #216, “Fashion”, guest-editors Inez & Vinoodh.

photobook awards

Final Call for Entries!
The PhotoBook Awards 2014

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PB_Awards-1

A preview of submissions to the 2014 PhotoBook Awards. The call for entries ends September 12, 2014.

talks & interviews

Workshop Instructor Profile: Rob Hornstra (Video)

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hornstra

Rob Hornstra of ‘The Sochi Project’ shares insight on storytelling during his weekend workshop at Aperture.

aperture magazine

The Lives of the Saints
by Charles Bowden

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WOJ_feat

A piece by Charles Bowden, originally published in Aperture magazine issue #205 on the beauty and dangers of primal appetites.

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The Other Life of Photographs

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For Aperture magazine’s 50th anniversary issue #167, Charles Bowden considers Aperture and the often revelatory experience of looking at photographs.

summer open

#FF: 13 Aperture Summer Open
Photographers on Instagram

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From the wide group of photographers featured in the exhibition, we’ve chosen a few Instagram accounts worth following.

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Highlights: Aperture at Rencontres d’Arles 2014

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A look back on the Rencontres d’Arles festival, and Aperture’s ‘The Chinese Photobook’ exhibition.

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Light Writing in the Tropics:
The Story of Hercule Florence

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The story of Hercule Florence, who invented an early form of photography in Brazil while studying the Amazon’s birdsong.