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Erwin Olaf: Volume II (video)

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OLAFII_06_web

Erwin Olaf gives a virtual tour of his most recent photobook, Erwin Olaf: Volume II.

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Workshop Instructor Profile: Elinor Carucci (Video)

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Carucci_vid_featured

Elinor Carucci discusses her approach to teaching photography, and her experience as a workshop instructor at Aperture.

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Anne Collier at MCA Chicago

Woman With A Camera (The Last Sitting, Bert Stern), 2009. Chromogenic print. Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg.
Woman With A Camera (The Last Sitting, Bert Stern), 2009. Chromogenic print. Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg.

Anne Collier’s new show at the MCA Chicago spans a decade of the photographer’s sly, incisive images.

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LaToya Ruby Frazier’s The Notion of Family (Video)

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Fraziervid_feat

LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses the creation of her first book, The Notion of Family.

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The Islamic State and Photography

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battle photo 5_2

A social media analyst working in private intelligence considers the Islamic State’s use of photography.

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Events Ashore: An-My Lê Artist Talk (Video)

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An-My-Le-Featured

An-My Lê talks about her recently published book, Events Ashore at Aperture Gallery.

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Aperture #217 – Editors’ Note

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217MAG130_Czech-HR-framed

Editors’ Note from the Winter 2014 issue of Aperture magazine, #217, “Lit.”

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Announcing the Winners of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014

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productionline_featured

From Paris Photo, Aperture announces the winners of the 2014 PhotoBook Awards.

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Review: Noemi Smolik on Thomas Ruff

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Thomas Ruff_neg_Artists_01, 2014(2)

Noemi Smolik reviews Thomas Ruff’s new show at the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf.

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Paris Views: Gail Albert Halaban (Video)

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HALABAN_05_featured

Gail Albert Halaban discusses her new book, Paris Views, with Amy Adler at Aperture Gallery.

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A Conversation With Karl Lagerfeld (1991)

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JE9A0074_feat

A conversation with Karl Lagerfeld on fashion and photography, from Aperture magazine issue #122.

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Vicki Goldberg: More History in Russian Photographs

Vadim Gushchin, "Colored Envelopes #3," 2010. Courtesy ClampArt, New York City.
Vadim Gushchin, "Colored Envelopes #3," 2010. Courtesy ClampArt, New York City.

Vicki Goldberg assesses the contemporary work of Vadim Guschchin and Nikolai Kulebyakin.

What’s in a Name? By David Campany

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PBR7_287_BooksOnBooks_05

Why “photobooks” now? Author David Campany examines the term for issue 007 of The PhotoBook Review.