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The Last Book by Reinier Gerritsen (video)

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lastbook

A video interview with photographer Reinier Gerritsen, whose work chronicles readership on New York City’s subways.

aperture magazine

Aperture #216 – Editors’ Note

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editors_note_216_feat

From the Fall 2014 issue of Aperture Magazine, #216, “Fashion”, guest-editors Inez & Vinoodh.

photobook awards

Final Call for Entries!
The PhotoBook Awards 2014

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PB_Awards-1

A preview of submissions to the 2014 PhotoBook Awards. The call for entries ends September 12, 2014.

talks & interviews

Workshop Instructor Profile: Rob Hornstra (Video)

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hornstra

Rob Hornstra of ‘The Sochi Project’ shares insight on storytelling during his weekend workshop at Aperture.

aperture magazine

The Lives of the Saints
by Charles Bowden

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WOJ_feat

A piece by Charles Bowden, originally published in Aperture magazine issue #205 on the beauty and dangers of primal appetites.

aperture magazine

The Other Life of Photographs

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strand_feat

For Aperture magazine’s 50th anniversary issue #167, Charles Bowden considers Aperture and the often revelatory experience of looking at photographs.

summer open

#FF: 13 Aperture Summer Open
Photographers on Instagram

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adam_feat

From the wide group of photographers featured in the exhibition, we’ve chosen a few Instagram accounts worth following.

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Highlights: Aperture at Rencontres d’Arles 2014

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S11_IMG_3961

A look back on the Rencontres d’Arles festival, and Aperture’s ‘The Chinese Photobook’ exhibition.

aperture magazine

Light Writing in the Tropics:
The Story of Hercule Florence

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featured2

The story of Hercule Florence, who invented an early form of photography in Brazil while studying the Amazon’s birdsong.

member event

Elaine Goldman and Julie Saul Host Aperture Members

Image © Gabrielle Pasternak
Image © Gabrielle Pasternak

Aperture Foundation trustee Elaine Goldman and gallerist Julie Saul host Aperture Members in New York for conversation and Q&A.

foundation news

Recap: Aperture Summer Open Opening Reception

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A recap of the Aperture Summer Open opening reception on July 17th, 2014 at Aperture gallery.

reviews

Beyond the Decisive Moment
by Ellie Armon Azoulay

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Ellie Armon Azoulay on the Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective at the Centre Pompidou.

reviews

@Aiww by Jacob King

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Image from @Aiww on Instagram

Jacob King considers Chinese artist Ai WeiWei’s Brooklyn Museum show and his photographic practice, ranging from his work in the ’80s to his current Instagram presence.