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Magazine Work

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219MAG496_Magazine_ShahinJidai-HR

In the new issue of Aperture magazine, Tokyo-based curator Ivan Vartanian offers a look through the pages of the popular magazines of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

foundation news

Issue 9 of the Aperture Photography App Now Available

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2015_06_05_ApertureApp_Issue9

The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device.

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Review: On Max Pinckers’s Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty

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PBR8_021_MaxPinkers_4

Mira Jacob reviews Max Pinckers’s self-published photobook, “Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty”

reviews

On Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process at Tate Britain

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Waplington 2

Tate Britain’s first-ever exhibition to focus on a living photographer features the work of Nick Waplington

remembrance

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark, 1940–2015

Mary Ellen Mark, date unknown (photo by Eileen Lottman)
Mary Ellen Mark, date unknown (photo by Eileen Lottman)

Mary Ellen Mark’s life and work remembered by Melissa Harris and those who worked closely with her.

aperture beat

Behind the Scenes of Emmet Gowin at the Morgan Library and Museum

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2. Gowin Edith and Elijah

Joel Smith on curating Hidden Likeness, a show of Emmet Gowin’s photographs paired with selections made from the Morgan Library and Museum’s vast holdings.

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Kikuji Kawada in conversation with Ryuichi Kaneko

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219MAG684_Kawada-HR-Replacement copy

An excerpt from a conversation focusing on Kawada’s early career and the making of The Map.

foundation news

Issue 8 of the Aperture Photography App Now Available

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Aperture_App_Issue8

The new issue of the Aperture Photography App is now available to download on your iOS device.

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If You Came Here to Have Fun, You Will

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PBR8_194

Jason Fulford and Aperture editor Denise Wolff discussed the parallel lives of a book through its events, and the event as intersection of artist and viewer.

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Tokyo
Aperture #219 – Editors’ Note

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Takashi Homma Crop

Aperture magazine’s editors on our Summer 2015 issue and the vast photography landscape in Tokyo.

talks & interviews

On Chance and Photography

William Henry Fox Talbot, The Open Door, 1844. Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York
William Henry Fox Talbot, The Open Door, 1844. Courtesy Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York

To what degree is photography dependent on chance? Robin Kelsey tackles this question in his new book, Photography and the Art of Chance.

aperture beat

Where in the World is Aperture?

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TCP_2_KateElliott

Aperture exhibitions are currently on three continents, from Asia to Europe to North America. How does it come together?

video

James Mollison and Jon Ronson on “Playground”

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2015_05_11_JamesMollison_Vimeo

James Mollison and writer Jon Ronson recall their playground memories preceding the opening reception of the “Playground” exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York.