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talks & interviews

Lucas Foglia on “Human-Altered Landscapes”

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LucasFoglia_FRONTCOUNTRY_59

Lucas Foglia on photographing the transformation of the American west.

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Five Photography Exhibitions to See in New York this April

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ARossiter_Install_048_edited

Photography exhibitions around New York City.

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On Holiday

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090093010

As spring begins we revisit the pages of vintage magazine Holiday, a luxury title launched in the 1950s known for its ambitious photographic spreads.

aperture beat

Tokyo Diary

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219MAG639_Suda-HR

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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Staff Picks: 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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218MAG191_Hackett-HR

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.

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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