Aperture 191

Summer 2008

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Aperture Magazine, issue #191, Summer 2008.
Portfolios and Essays from Sophie Calle and Giuseppe Merlino, Robert Frank and Luc Sante, Trevor Paglen and Thomas Keenan, Gilles Peress and John Berger, Jane Hammond and Amei Wallach, Vince Aletti, James Bidgood and Phillip Gefter, Susan Derges and Mark Haworth-Booth, Christopher Phillips and Fuku Noriko, and Mary Panzer.


Sophie Calle: A Lover's Monologue
by Giuseppe Merlino
Merlino considers Calle's recent project Prenez soin de vous (Take Care of Yourself), exhibited at last year's Venice Biennale.

The Films of Robert Frank
by Luc Sante
Sante discusses Frank's films Pull My Daisy, The Sin of Jesus, and Me and My Brother.

Disappearances: The Photographs of Trevor Paglen
by Thomas Keenan
Paglen's work with photography and other media confronts the shadowy world of covert American military programs.

How Images Can Break the Silence
Photographs by Gilles Peress, Commentary by John Berger
Through words, photographs, and an extraordinary exhibition, Peress and Berger express their responses to Picasso's Guernica.

Jane Hammond's Recombinant DNA
by Amei Wallach
Although known for her paintings and prints, Hammond has produced a series of theatrical photo-collages.

Town and Country: Reading for the Leisure Class
by Vince Aletti
Aletti looks back at the heyday of this publication conceived to entertain the affluent elite.

Off to Camp: The Photographs of James Bidgood
by Philip Gefter
Bidgood's over-the-top photographs parody the desire they are meant to elicit.

Susan Derges: The Eden Windows
by Mark Haworth-Booth
Derges implements unusual photographic techniques in an extraordinary series inspired by the elements.

Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan
A discussion with Christopher Phillips and Fuku Noriko Aperture speaks with the curators of this landmark exhibition.

Picturing the Iraq War Veterans
by Mary Panzer
A look at how photographers address a grim legacy of the war: wounded veterans.

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