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Tokyo Diary

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Aperture magazine’s editors spent three weeks in Tokyo researching and assembling our Summer issue of the magazine, dedicated to photography from Japan.

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Readings on Photography

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WhatWereReading

What the editors and staff at Aperture Foundation have been reading lately.

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My Last Day at Seventeen: Illustrations by Patrick Lynch

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DuBois1

Doug DuBois and Irish Illustrator Patrick Lynch talk about their collaboration and the resulting comic in My Last Day at Seventeen

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Anne Prentnieks on Laurie Simmons at the Jewish Museum

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20150309_tjm_654LaurieSimmons_002

In How We See, Laurie Simmons revisits familiar territory, posing models in staged scenes emulating doll-like figures.

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On Robert Mapplethorpe’s Polaroids

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JE9A4708

From Aperture magazine #163: critic and philosopher Arthur C. Danto (d. 2013) wrote “Instant Gratification: Robert Mapplethorpe’s Polaroids 1970-1976″

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Sophie Hackett on Queer Looking

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Three decades ago Joan E. Biren crisscrossed the country with a slide show that told an alternative history of photography with lesbians as central protagonists.

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Ruben Lundgren / WassinkLundgren, on The Chinese Photobook

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Lundgren_Chinese_Photobook_Video

Ruben Lundgren of WassinkLundgren, cocurator of “The Chinese Photobook”, talks about the exhibit.

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On Aperture Magazine Collector’s Subscription Series

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Sherry-HR217MAG001_

Aperture magazine launches an exclusive opportunity for photography collectors to own work published in the pages of the magazine.

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On Physique Magazine Photography

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physique5

Alongside Aperture magazine #218, “Queer,” we look at this overlooked, often purposefully obscured, area of photographic history.

reviews

Seth Curcio on Janet Delaney: South of Market

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delaney 79_2nd_at_Market_St

Janet Delaney: South of Market gives a glimpse of a bygone San Francisco, before Silicon Valley and soaring rents defined the city

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Richard Meyer On the Term “Queer”

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Meyer2_Roysdon-HR

Vince Aletti, Richard Meyer, and Catherine Opie reflect on the term queer and its relationship with photography

talks & interviews

Doug DuBois on Kickstarting My Last Day at Seventeen

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DDB_021_IRE_11_12-3

This month Aperture launched a Kickstarter campaign to ensure the publication of My Last Day at Seventeen by Doug DuBois.

Aperture Beat: Aperture magazine “Queer” Issue Launches with Ren Hang Solo Show

Ren Hang at the opening of "Night and Day" at Capricious 88. Photograph by Max Mikulecky
Ren Hang at the opening of "Night and Day" at Capricious 88. Photograph by Max Mikulecky

Ren Hang’s first New York solo exhibition opens at Capricious 88 with the launch of the “Queer” issue of Aperture Magazine