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Archive: “Photography, Pornography, and Sexual Politics”

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ARCHIVE-121-1--e1425414775553

In conjunction with the current “Queer” issue of Aperture magazine, we revisit an article from the 1990 “Body in Question” issue.

foundation news

Announcing the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize Short List

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Rasti_000186_567033_527591_2108

The four finalists for the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition.

reviews

Drew Sawyer on Thomas Demand

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demand still 1

A review of Thomas Demand’s multiple exhibitions now on view in Los Angeles.

talks & interviews

Inside the Spring Party with Penelope Umbrico

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UMBRICO REAL

For the first-ever Spring Party, Aperture teams up with Penelope Umbrico to offer prints from her Moving Mountains series.

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Doug Dubois – My Last Day at Seventeen

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DDB_Featured

Aperture’s latest Kickstarter project, “My Last Day at Seventeen”, a photobook by Doug Dubois.

talks & interviews

Q&A: Peter Barberie on Paul Strand

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strand face

Aperture spoke to the Philadelphia Museum of Art about the work of Paul Strand, the subject of retrospective traveling to the Fotomuseum Winterthur on March 7.

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6 Photography Exhibitions to See This Month

Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.407), 1979. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York (N.407), 1979. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

Six exhibitions to see around New York City in March.

aperture beat

A Q&A on the 2015 Aperture Summer Open

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Black-Mirror_Featured

Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti on his choice of this year’s Summer Open theme and his selection process.

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On The Nature of Photographs

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SHORESURVEY_01_web

The following excerpt comes from a conversation in Aperture magazine in 2007 (#186) between writer Luc Sante and Stephen Shore.

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Queer
Aperture #218 – Editors’ Note

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218MAG393_White_FEATURED

Why an issue on queer photography? The editors on our Spring 2015 issue, exploring queer perspectives on photography.

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From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs

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14 - Pete Conrad - Alan Bean with the reflection of the photographer in his visor, EVA 2, Apollo 12, November 1969

Bloomsbury London is organizing a sale of almost 700 unseen, vintage photographs made by NASA’s top astronauts.

reviews

Brian Dillon on Conflict, Time, Photography

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Luc Delahaye

A new exhibition at Tate Modern, London, presents photographs of war arranged by how soon after the event the photograph was made.

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“Photographing the Familiar” by Dorothea Lange and Daniel Dixon

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ANTHOLOGY_04_web copy 2

From the Aperture magazine archive, a piece by Dorothea Lange and Daniel Dixon.