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Gay Semiotics Revisited

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44_Semiotics-lowres

For Aperture magazine #218, Spring 2015, “Queer,” Hal Fischer revisited his seminal 1977 photo-text.

exhibition

A Look Inside The Chinese Photobook

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54e50f62c873d97ea7795057

The new exhibition at Aperture gallery explores the history of the Chinese photobook in the twentieth century.

video

Artist Talk: Erica Baum

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baum_featured

Erica Baum discusses her photographs of found words and imagery at Aperture gallery.

featured

The Armory Show: 11 Photography Picks

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TAS-14

The Armory Show kicks off this week at Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan. Here are Aperture’s 11 highlight of standout photography.

remembrance

In Memoriam: Albert Maysles

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Feat_Cartier_bresson-(HIGH-RES)

Remembering Albert Maysles, who examined a photograph of Matisse by Henri Cartier-Bresson for Aperture magazine issue 191.

flashback

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.

video

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.

featured

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.