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In response to COVID-19, Aperture’s gallery and bookstore will be temporarily closed for 2020. Check back for information on our exciting new future.

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Photographer Gillian Laub, who has documented conflicts around the world, describes her new book as “the most exposing t...
09/14/2021
Gillian Laub Explores Her Family’s Political Dramas

Photographer Gillian Laub, who has documented conflicts around the world, describes her new book as “the most exposing thing” she has ever done.

The photographer, who has documented conflicts around the world, describes her new collection as “the most exposing thing” she has ever done.

In the weeks after 9/11, Steve Pyke photographed posters of the missing from the Twin Towers. Published for the first ti...
09/11/2021
A Photographer's Heartbreaking Images of the 9/11 "Missing" Posters

In the weeks after 9/11, Steve Pyke photographed posters of the missing from the Twin Towers. Published for the first time twenty years later, they remain instant memorials to an incalculable loss.

In the weeks after 9/11, Steve Pyke photographed posters of the missing from the Twin Towers. Published for the first time twenty years later, they remain instant memorials to an incalculable loss.

A long-overdue retrospective reveals why Judith Joy Ross is one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photograp...
09/10/2021
Judith Joy Ross's Timeless and Empathic Portraits

A long-overdue retrospective reveals why Judith Joy Ross is one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography.

A long-overdue retrospective reveals why Judith Joy Ross is one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography.

Aperture magazine’s new issue explores the idea of cosmologies—the origins, histories, and local universes that artists ...
09/09/2021

Aperture magazine’s new issue explores the idea of cosmologies—the origins, histories, and local universes that artists create.

From great mysteries of both personal and shared lineages to tracking belonging in space, time, and history, the artists in "Cosmologies" remind us of the elegant enigmas that can be unraveled close to home. https://bit.ly/3yYhUrw

Aperture magazine’s new issue explores the idea of cosmologies—the origins, histories, and local universes that artists create.

From great mysteries of both personal and shared lineages to tracking belonging in space, time, and history, the artists in "Cosmologies" remind us of the elegant enigmas that can be unraveled close to home. https://bit.ly/3yYhUrw

Amid a pandemic and political crises, three festivals rethink their format—and chart a new path for arts communities in ...
09/07/2021
The New Era of South Asian Photography Festivals

Amid a pandemic and political crises, three festivals rethink their format—and chart a new path for arts communities in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

Amid a pandemic and political crises, three festivals rethink their format—and chart a new path for arts communities in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

Our Labor Day Weekend Sale is here! Save up to 60% off Aperture photobooks, magazines, and prints 📚✨ https://bit.ly/3zEv...
09/03/2021

Our Labor Day Weekend Sale is here! Save up to 60% off Aperture photobooks, magazines, and prints 📚✨ https://bit.ly/3zEvnG8

Plus—add an Aperture “New York” tote bag as a free gift at checkout when you spend $100 or more!

Sale ends 9/6/21 at 11:59PM ET. Some exclusions apply.

Our Labor Day Weekend Sale is here! Save up to 60% off Aperture photobooks, magazines, and prints 📚✨ https://bit.ly/3zEvnG8

Plus—add an Aperture “New York” tote bag as a free gift at checkout when you spend $100 or more!

Sale ends 9/6/21 at 11:59PM ET. Some exclusions apply.

There's still time to register for free!Starting tomorrow, join Aperture and ICP - International Center of Photography f...
08/30/2021

There's still time to register for free!

Starting tomorrow, join Aperture and ICP - International Center of Photography for an online symposium exploring key issues addressed in the first two volumes of "The Lives of Images," edited by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa.

August 31–September 2, register here: https://bit.ly/3xIIi8b

There's still time to register for free!

Starting tomorrow, join Aperture and ICP - International Center of Photography for an online symposium exploring key issues addressed in the first two volumes of "The Lives of Images," edited by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa.

August 31–September 2, register here: https://bit.ly/3xIIi8b

Tirtha Lawati’s portraits of his family’s life during COVID-19 offer a playful, tender depiction of home and cultural be...
08/17/2021
The Photographer Confronting the Restlessness of Lockdowns

Tirtha Lawati’s portraits of his family’s life during COVID-19 offer a playful, tender depiction of home and cultural belonging.

Tirtha Lawati's portraits of his family’s life during COVID-19 offer a playful, tender depiction of home and cultural belonging.

In an eloquent new photobook, Sandra S. Phillips considers how photographers envision the intertwined histories of land ...
08/14/2021
A Sweeping Look at American Landscape Photography

In an eloquent new photobook, Sandra S. Phillips considers how photographers envision the intertwined histories of land use, colonialism, and the built environment.

In an eloquent new photobook, Sandra S. Philips considers how photographers envision the intertwined histories of land use, colonialism, and the built environment.

In a conversation with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, the multidisciplinary artist speaks about the politics of viral images ...
08/13/2021
Paul Pfeiffer on the Transformative Effects of the Pop Culture Image

In a conversation with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, the multidisciplinary artist speaks about the politics of viral images and mass spectacle.

In a conversation with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, the multidisciplinary artist speaks about the politics of viral images and mass spectacle.

Edited by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, "The Lives of Images" is a series of thematic readers exploring the ways images func...
08/12/2021

Edited by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, "The Lives of Images" is a series of thematic readers exploring the ways images function within a wide set of cultural practices. The first volume, "Repetition, Reproduction, and Circulation," is available now: https://bit.ly/3yVx6Xj

Hosted by Aperture and ICP - International Center of Photography, join us for a two-part online symposium exploring some key issues addressed in the first two volumes of "The Lives of Images." Register here: https://bit.ly/3xIIi8b

Featured speakers include: Erika Balsom, Lucas Blalock, David Campany, Aria Dean, Jodi Dean, Paul Pfeiffer, Vivian Sobchack, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Edited by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, "The Lives of Images" is a series of thematic readers exploring the ways images function within a wide set of cultural practices. The first volume, "Repetition, Reproduction, and Circulation," is available now: https://bit.ly/3yVx6Xj

Hosted by Aperture and ICP - International Center of Photography, join us for a two-part online symposium exploring some key issues addressed in the first two volumes of "The Lives of Images." Register here: https://bit.ly/3xIIi8b

Featured speakers include: Erika Balsom, Lucas Blalock, David Campany, Aria Dean, Jodi Dean, Paul Pfeiffer, Vivian Sobchack, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

O. P. Sharma’s experimental, dreamlike images combine photograms, solarization, and reflections—and speak of a cosmopoli...
08/02/2021
The Dazzling Black-and-White Photographs of India’s Premier Darkroom Artist

O. P. Sharma’s experimental, dreamlike images combine photograms, solarization, and reflections—and speak of a cosmopolitan vision for photography.

O. P. Sharma’s experimental, dreamlike images combine photograms, solarization, and reflections—and speak of a cosmopolitan vision for photography.

In his winning series "Languor," Smallwood was inspired by the history of Seneca Village, a nineteenth-century Black com...
07/31/2021
Donavon Smallwood's Photographs Envision Black Tranquility in Central Park

In his winning series "Languor," Smallwood was inspired by the history of Seneca Village, a nineteenth-century Black community in New York.

See the exhibition of Smallwood's work, on view at Baxter St at The Camera Club of New York through August 25, 2021.

Winner of the 2021 Aperture Portfolio Prize, Smallwood was inspired by the history of Seneca Village, a nineteenth-century Black community in New York.

In a 2015 interview, the great photographer speaks about his remarkable career in photography and film.
07/28/2021
William Klein Dreams in Black and White

In a 2015 interview, the great photographer speaks about his remarkable career in photography and film.

In a 2015 interview, the great photographer speaks about his remarkable career in photography and film.

At David Zwirner, a series of exhibitions looks back at iconic works by gay artists. But forty years after it was first ...
07/27/2021
The Artists Who Tried to Warn Us about the AIDS Crisis

At David Zwirner, a series of exhibitions looks back at iconic works by gay artists. But forty years after it was first reported, AIDS is not yet history.

At David Zwirner, a series of exhibitions looks back at iconic works by gay artists. But forty years after it was first reported, AIDS is not yet history.

Ishan Tankha’s images of Maoist rebels show the unseen side of the insurgent movement in Chhattisgarh, affirming a measu...
07/26/2021
In Central India, A Photographer Documents the Persistence of Protest

Ishan Tankha’s images of Maoist rebels show the unseen side of the insurgent movement in Chhattisgarh, affirming a measure of humanity for Indian citizens fighting for their land.

Ishan Tankha's images of Maoist rebels show the unseen side of the insurgent movement in Chhattisgarh, affirming a measure of humanity for Indian citizens fighting for their land.

In a new book for young readers, Rinko Kawauchi, Alec Soth, Wendy Red Star, and others speak about how we engage with th...
07/23/2021
9 Photographers on Keeping Their Eyes Open to the World around Them

In a new book for young readers, Rinko Kawauchi, Alec Soth, Wendy Red Star, and others speak about how we engage with the world through the camera.

In a new book for young readers, Rinko Kawauchi, Alec Soth, Wendy Red Star, and others speak about how we engage with the world through the camera.

In 1986, Judith Black photographed her family as they drove across the United States, recording the touchstones of life ...
07/20/2021
Judith Black's All-American Summer Vacation

In 1986, Judith Black photographed her family as they drove across the United States, recording the touchstones of life with intimate precision.

In 1986, Black photographed her family as they drove across the United States, recording the touchstones of life with intimate precision.

In the 1950s, no U.S. publisher would touch Klein’s photobook about the city. But six decades later, his teeming vision ...
07/19/2021
Life is Good for You in William Klein’s New York

In the 1950s, no U.S. publisher would touch Klein’s photobook about the city. But six decades later, his teeming vision of New York has become an icon of postwar popular culture.

In the 1950s, no U.S. publisher would touch Klein’s photobook about the city. But six decades later, his teeming vision of New York has become an icon of postwar popular culture.

“One of Ernst Haas’s favorite places to photograph was among these white sand dunes. The desert embodied not only his, b...
07/16/2021

“One of Ernst Haas’s favorite places to photograph was among these white sand dunes. The desert embodied not only his, but also humankind’s quiet reflection and search for restored meaning.” —Estate of Ernst Haas

Don't miss your chance to collect signed and estate-stamped, 6-by-6-inch, museum-quality prints all available for just $100 each during the Magnum Square Print Sale. https://bit.ly/3wNAFwF

When you buy through our affiliate link, you directly support Aperture. Sale ends July 18, 11:59 p.m. PST.

“One of Ernst Haas’s favorite places to photograph was among these white sand dunes. The desert embodied not only his, but also humankind’s quiet reflection and search for restored meaning.” —Estate of Ernst Haas

Don't miss your chance to collect signed and estate-stamped, 6-by-6-inch, museum-quality prints all available for just $100 each during the Magnum Square Print Sale. https://bit.ly/3wNAFwF

When you buy through our affiliate link, you directly support Aperture. Sale ends July 18, 11:59 p.m. PST.

In her early 1980s work, Jo Spence traced the roots of the age-old tale across time and media—and found the shadow of Ci...
07/15/2021
A British Photographer’s Take on Princess Diana and Cinderella

In her early 1980s work, Jo Spence traced the roots of the age-old tale across time and media—and found the shadow of Cinderella everywhere.

In her early 1980s work, Jo Spence traced the roots of the age-old tale across time and media—and found the shadow of Cinderella everywhere.

Final days to enter the Creator Labs Photo Fund for the chance to receive a $5K award to sustain your artistic work and ...
07/14/2021

Final days to enter the Creator Labs Photo Fund for the chance to receive a $5K award to sustain your artistic work and practice ✨ Enter now at: https://bit.ly/3jF6pBp

Presented by Aperture and Google's Creator Labs, the Creator Labs Photo Fund aims to support artists in the wake of COVID-19.

Submissions are free and open to any photographer living in the US. Twenty selected artists will be awarded a prize of $5,000 each and featured on Aperture.

Deadline July 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Final days to enter the Creator Labs Photo Fund for the chance to receive a $5K award to sustain your artistic work and practice ✨ Enter now at: https://bit.ly/3jF6pBp

Presented by Aperture and Google's Creator Labs, the Creator Labs Photo Fund aims to support artists in the wake of COVID-19.

Submissions are free and open to any photographer living in the US. Twenty selected artists will be awarded a prize of $5,000 each and featured on Aperture.

Deadline July 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

On BuzzFeed, Jason Fulford speaks about he learned while working on "Photo No-Nos", and why every rule was meant to be b...
07/13/2021
Is This A Good Picture? Photographers Shared Their Guilty Pleasures.

On BuzzFeed, Jason Fulford speaks about he learned while working on "Photo No-Nos", and why every rule was meant to be broken.

“You learn about what someone cares about, and what they want to do, by learning what they say no to. That’s as important as what they say yes to.”

From Sabiha Çimen to Elliott Erwitt, images that represent the things we take solace in—and the ways we make our getaway...
07/12/2021
10 Photographers on Dreams of Escape

From Sabiha Çimen to Elliott Erwitt, images that represent the things we take solace in—and the ways we make our getaway.

From Sabiha Çimen to Elliott Erwitt, images that represent the things we take solace in—and the ways we make our getaway.

Driven by a desire to “do everything differently”, in 2017 Tim Davis dropped his ongoing projects and spent two years tr...
07/09/2021
Tim Davis’ latest book is a visual poem celebrating Los Angeles

Driven by a desire to “do everything differently”, in 2017 Tim Davis dropped his ongoing projects and spent two years travelling to Los Angeles, resulting in an expansive monograph published by Aperture. via The British Journal of Photography

Driven by a desire to “do everything differently”, in 2017 Davis dropped his ongoing projects and spent two years travelling to Los Angeles, resulting in an expansive monograph published by Aperture

Aperture is deeply saddened by the passing of Ryuichi Kaneko—a critic, curator, and historian of Japanese photography an...
07/08/2021
Kikuji Kawada on the Traumas of History and the Skies above Japan

Aperture is deeply saddened by the passing of Ryuichi Kaneko—a critic, curator, and historian of Japanese photography and the photobook.

On the occasion of his death this past week, we look back a conversation from Aperture's 2015 issue, "Tokyo," in which Kaneko speaks with the celebrated post-war photographer Kikuji Kawada on the arc of his career and making of the iconic 1965 photobook "The Map."

In a conversation with Ryuichi Kaneko, the celebrated photographer discusses the arc of his career and the making of the iconic 1965 photobook "The Map."

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