Contents About Aperture Foundation Letter from the Executive Director Aperture Magazine 2017 Aperture Magazine Backlist New Titles, Spring 2017 Selected Classics How to Order
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About Aperture Foundation A not-for-profit multi-platform photography publisher and center for the photo community, Aperture connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. From our base in New York, each year we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally, that includes:
4 issues of Aperture magazine
30 new books
7 exhibitions at Aperture Gallery
Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards
12 exhibitions on tour Online and e-book publishing program
2 issues of The PhotoBook Review Talks, workshops, and book signings, every week
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Welcome to Aperture 2017 What defines an Aperture book? First, everyone involved in making books at Aperture is driven by a passion for photography. It’s in our blood! We’re intensely engaged with the history and evolution of the photobook, as a work of art in its own right, which serves as the ultimate vehicle for a photographer’s series or idea. Each editor, as she or he proposes a particular book, must convince the team that they are compelled to do it, that its existence will improve the world, that it really matters! We publish books that other publishers won’t or can’t—from complex artists’ books to emerging photographers’ first books—and serve a story and a community that other publishers don’t. Such titles typically don’t make financial sense for commercial publishers, but as a not-for-profit, our work is to find a way to make these books real, and at the highest quality possible, raising funds for them as necessary. By publishing them, we take our audiences to new places, and introduce them to new work. These books also change the featured photographers’ lives, raising their reputations to new levels. And then there’s the magazine, which is unlike any other, delivering the best writing about photography and ideas, alongside spectacular production. Each season, the magazine delves into a pressing topic in photography, often where the medium is having a profound impact within our society and culture. Aperture magazine is also the source of so many new relationships for us. We are now working on four books that stem from the recent issue Vision & Justice, guest edited by Sarah Lewis, about photography and the African American experience. From the first serious survey of the photography of food (why hasn’t anyone done it before?), to the vivid black dandy in photography, to the unique biography of eco-warrior-adventurerphotographer Michael Nichols, not to mention new books by Stephen Shore, Rinko Kawauchi, and Dawoud Bey, among others, we sincerely hope this spring’s list inspires you! —Chris Boot, Executive Director
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The Magazine of Photography and Ideas Aperture magazine is an essential guide to the art and phenomenon of photography, that combines the smartest writing with beautifully reproduced portfolios. Published quarterly, each issue focuses on a major theme in contemporary photography, serving as a book about its subject, for everyone interested in understanding where photography is heading. With fresh perspectives on the medium by leading writers and thinkers, Aperture magazine makes new ideas in photography accessible to the photographer, student, and the culturally curious alike.
Aperture Magazine Edited by Michael Famighetti
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The world’s leading magazine that pairs great photography with in-depth writing Each issue stands on its own as an essential exploration of a key theme in photography Each issue has an individual ISBN, and shelves like a book
Made in America
This issue reflects on the image of American manufacturing, from the automobile as a symbol of the rise and fall of domestic industry, to how the worker, as subject, has fascinated photographers from Lewis Hine to Lee Friedlander. A series of portfolios by contemporary photographers portray daily life in regional communities, such as Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and other Rust Belt cities. As debates continue about the country’s economic future and the outsourcing of jobs, this issue offers an urgent reflection on photography, economy, and American life.
Aperture 226: Spring 2017 9¼ x 12 in. (23.5 x 30.5 cm) 128 pages Illustrated throughout Paperback ISBN 978-1-59711-418-9 US $24.95 / CAD $27.50 / UK £14.00
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Aperture takes a detailed look at the dynamic spaces that have shaped conversations about photography in Africa for the last twenty-five years— the biennials, experimental art spaces, and educational workshops in which artists and audiences interact with photography. Platform: Africa presents a new generation of artists, and is produced in collaboration with guest editors Bisi Silva, founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria; John Fleetwood, director of the South Africa–based platform Photo and former head of the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg; and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of Contemporary And.
Aperture 227: Summer 2017 9¼ x 12 in. (23.5 x 30.5 cm) 128 pages Illustrated throughout Paperback ISBN 978-1-59711-419-6 US $24.95 / CAD $27.50/ UK £14.00
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Recently Published “Required reading for everyone seriously interested in photography.” —Quentin Bajac, Chief Curator of Photography, MoMA, New York
On Feminism Arriving at a moment when gender is central to conversations about equality, On Feminism highlights how photography has shaped feminism as much as how feminism has shaped photography. This issue features a lively roundtable on modernist photographers between the wars, Nancy Princenthal on the 1970s feminist avant-garde, Eva Díaz on protest and visual politics, Laura Guy on lesbian erotica as critical rebellion, Eva Respini on abstraction, Renée Cox on black feminist icons, and contributions by Farah Al Qasimi, Jennifer Blessing, Zackary Drucker, Catherine Morris, Zanele Muholi, Yurie Nagashima, Elle Pérez, Laurie Simmons, Cosey Fanni Tutti, and Gillian Wearing, 52495 among others. Aperture 225: Winter 2016 ISBN 978-1-59711-367-0
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Queer Queer presents a dynamic mix of photographic work exploring questions of queer identity. Looking back, Hal Fischer discusses “Gay Semiotics” with Julia Bryan-Wilson, Sophie Hackett revisits Joan E. Biren’s “Dyke Show,” and Philip Gefter recalls his discovery of Sam Wagstaff’s never-before-seen photography and what it reveals about Wagstaff’s storied relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. Queer also includes a conversation between Zanele Muholi and Deborah Willis, William J. Simmons on Jimmy DeSana, Lyle Ashton Harris’s projects addressing colonial history and homophobia in Ghana, as well as contributions by Vince Aletti, Ren Hang, K8 Hardy, Mark Morrisroe, Catherine 5 2Opie, 4 9 5 and David Benjamin Sherry. Aperture 218: Spring 2015 ISBN 978-1-59711-321-2
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“Accessible, conversational and bold.” —New York Times “The 64-year-old photography magazine. . .delivers on this zeitgeist with a robust, 152-page edition.” —LA Times
Vision & Justice Guest edited by Sarah Lewis, Vision & Justice addresses the role of photography in the African American experience. As the United States navigates a political moment defined by the close of the Obama era and the rise of #BlackLivesMatter activism, this landmark issue underscores photography’s unique power to shape a new vision of the United States. Featuring essays and portfolios by such luminaries as Maurice Berger, Dawoud Bey, Teju Cole, Ava DuVernay, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., LaToya Ruby Frazier, Deana Lawson, Margo Jefferson, Sally Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Claudia Rankine, Jamel Shabazz, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae 52495 Weems, among many others. Aperture 223: Summer 2016 ISBN 978-1-59711-410-3
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“The stunning Aperture magazine edition celebrates a variety of current photographers who are reframing blackness and radically restructuring the contemporary perception of it.” —Huffington Post 52495 Aperture 223: Summer 2016 ISBN 978-1-59711-365-6
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In role-play and sex-play, illuminating theater, Between science and art, revisiting photography’s 52495 jokes, leisure, and fantasy role in discovery and experimentation Aperture 211: Summer 2013 Curiosity ISBN 978-1-59711-233-8
Aperture 212: Fall 2013 Playtime ISBN 978-1-59711-234-5
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The best photography and critical writing produced in Brazil today Aperture 215: Summer 2014 The São Paulo Issue ISBN 978-1-59711-281-9
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Visual cues from works of literature, poetics, 5 2 4 9and 5 prominent writers
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Envisioning the intersections of photography and performance
Voyages, journeys, and the captivating spell 52495 of wanderlust
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Must-read conversations with nine of the 5 2world’s 4 9 5 most influential photographers
Aperture 220: Fall 2015 The Interview Issue ISBN 978-1-59711-323-6
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Aperture 222: Spring 2016 Odyssey ISBN 978-1-59711-364-9
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Aperture 213: Winter 2013 Photography as You Don’t Know It ISBN 978-1-59711-235-2
Aperture 217: Winter 2014 Lit. ISBN 978-1-59711-283-3
Aperture 221: Winter 2015 Performance ISBN 978-1-59711-324-3
Revisiting ten photographers who deserve 52495 renewed contemporary attention
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From William Eggleston to Malick Sidibé, 52 495 photographs that turn up the volume Aperture 224: Fall 2016 Sounds ISBN 978-1-59711-366-3
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Documentary, Expanded With documentary photography, socially minded storytellers adapt to new terrain Created in conjunction with Magnum Foundation and guest editor Susan Meiselas, Documentary, Expanded explores a cross-section of critical questions for practicing documentarians today, when the old models for producing and disseminating work have disappeared.
52495 Aperture 214: Spring 2014 Documentary, Expanded ISBN 978-1-59711-280-2
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“Fashion” In collaboration with Inez & Vinoodh, an exploration of visionary fashion photography The theme for Aperture’s Fall 2014 issue is “Fashion,” produced in collaboration with the groundbreaking fashion-photography duo Inez & Vinoodh. The issue explores the role of image quotation and reference, and showcases contemporary and historical work from both inside and outside the field of fashion, as well as key touchstones, including breakthrough magazines and advertisements. 52495 Aperture 216: Fall 2014 “Fashion” ISBN 978-1-59711-282-6
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Tokyo The vital role of Tokyo at the center of Japanese photography This edition of Aperture, researched on-site in Tokyo, features a selection of vital contemporary work, while exploring Tokyo’s role in narratives of Japanese photography. The issue includes interviews with established Japanese photographers, articles on the history of photography in Japan, and portfolios by leading new voices.
Aperture 219: Summer 2015 Tokyo ISBN 978-1-59711-322-9
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Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981
12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm) 272 pages 150 four-color images Clothbound ISBN 978-1-59711-388-5 US $80.00 / CAD $108.00 / UK £60.00 May 2017
Texts and image selections by Wes Anderson, Quentin Bajac, David Campany, Paul Graham, Guido Guidi, Takashi Homma, An-My Lê, Michael Lesy, Francine Prose, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Britt Salvesen, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, and Lynne Tillman • Over one hundred unpublished photographs by this contemporary master • Major cultural figures choose and write about the photographs, from Wes Anderson to Hans Ulrich Obrist • For all the dedicated enthusiasts of Stephen Shore’s unique vision
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In Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981, an international group of fifteen photographers, curators, authors, and cultural figures each select ten photographs from Shore’s Uncommon Places archive—none of which appear in his classic Uncommon Places book. Each portfolio offers an idiosyncratic and revealing commentary on why this body of work continues to astound; considers how the series has impacted the work of new generations of photography and the medium at large; and proposes new insight on Shore’s unique vision of America. Stephen Shore has had a significant influence on more than one generation of artists and photographers. He is the director of the photography program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. A major retrospective of Shore’s work is planned to take place at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2017.
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Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography
9½ x 11½ in. (24.5 x 29 cm) 304 pages ca. 250 black-and-white and four-color images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-361-8 US $60.00 / CAD $80.95 / UK £45.00 June 2017 Limited-edition print available
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By Susan Bright With images by Roger Fenton, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Stephen Shore, Laura Letinsky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Martin Parr, among others • The first book to explore the history of how food has been photographed • Delights readers with spectacular photography by artists from William Henry Fox Talbot to Martin Parr • Illuminating commentary makes the story accessible to all cooking and food enthusiasts Food has been a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography, across genres, including art and advertising. This is the first book to survey the rich history of food in photography, and the photographers who developed new ways of describing food in pictures. Through key images, Susan Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer, from the earliest photographers to contemporary artists. Susan Bright is a curator and writer. Books she has authored include the popular survey Art Photography Now (Aperture, 2005) and, most recently, Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013). She co-curated How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007) at Tate Modern and Face of Fashion (2007) at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
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Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style
7½ x 10 in. (19 x 25.4 cm) 176 pages 180 black-and-white and four-color images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-389-2 US $35.00 / CAD $47.95 / UK £25.00 May 2017 Limited-edition print available
By Shantrelle P. Lewis
• A thrilling survey of today’s popular black dandy street style, from around the world • Vibrant patterns, electrifying colors, and fanciful poses—a must-have for anyone interested in style and fashion • In the tradition of Fruits and The Sartorialist, an iconic pop culture book for our time
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Black men appropriating, subverting, and reinventing the dress styles of society elites—described as “high-styled rebels” by author Shantrelle P. Lewis—are influencing the language of contemporary fashion. Dandy Lion presents and celebrates the black dandy movement, and its designers and tailors, in photographs and stories from all over the world. Shantrelle P. Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions. She was a 2014 United Nations Program for People of African Descent Fellow and a 2012–13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Exhibition Schedule: Brighton Photo Biennial, UK October 1–31, 2016 Lowe Museum of Art, University of Miami February–May 2017
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Tabitha Soren: Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream
8½ x 10¾ in. (21.6 x 27 cm) 136 pages 149 black-and-white and four-color images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-385-4 US $45.00 / CAD $60.95 / UK £35.00 April 2017 Limited-edition print available
Five linked short stories by Dave Eggers
• A heartfelt portrait of minor league baseball players in pursuit of the American Dream • Must-have for fans of photography and baseball • Includes a new short story by best-selling author Dave Eggers • The first art book by this Gen X cultural icon
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In 2002, Tabitha Soren began photographing the draft class for the Oakland A’s—their lives on the road, and the grueling work behind the scenes required to make it to the major leagues. Soren has continued to photograph them ever since, documenting their divergent paths through success, heartbreak, and, sometimes, even fame. Accompanied by five linked short stories by Dave Eggers, Fantasy Life explores the enduring spirit of this quintessential American fantasy of making it in the major leagues. Tabitha Soren left a successful career in television in 1999 to start a new one as a photographer. Her work is included in public collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, and Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco. She is represented by the Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles. Dave Eggers is a best-selling author whose most recent books include Heroes of the Frontier (2016), Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? (2014), The Circle (2013), and A Hologram for the King (2012), which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is also the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco.
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A Wild Life: A Visual Biography of Photographer Michael Nichols
7½ x 10 in. (19.1 x 25.4 cm) 350 pages ca. 150 four-color and blackand-white photographs Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-251-2 US $35.00 / CAD $47.95 / UK £25.00 June 2017 Limited-edition print available
By Melissa Harris Photographs by Michael Nichols
• An illustrated biography of National Geographic’s greatest wildlife photographer • Conveys Nichols’s epic life of adventure and contagious love for our planet • An essential and gripping read for all photography and wildlife enthusiasts A Wild Life is Michael “Nick” Nichols’s story, told with passion and insight by author and photo-editor Melissa Harris. Nichols’s story combines a life of adventure with a conviction about how we can redeem the human race by protecting our wildlife. The book’s two central characters are the photographer—who journeys from the American South, via the photographers’ cooperative Magnum, to becoming lead wildlife photographer of National Geographic magazine—and the author, who travels with the photographer on assignment in Africa, to gain intimate and deep insight into her subject. Harris’s story also draws on meetings with some of the world’s leading eco-scientists— including legendary primatologist Jane Goodall. Michael “Nick” Nichols is an award-winning photographer whose work has taken him to the most remote corners of the world. He became a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine in 1996 and was named editorat-large for photography in January 2008. From 1982 to [ 18 ]
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1995 he was a member of Magnum Photos. His previous books with Aperture are Gorilla (1989), with an essay by George Schaller; Brutal Kinship (2005), with an essay by Jane Goodall; and Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis (2013).
Exhibition Schedule: Philadelphia Museum of Art June 27–September 17, 2017
Melissa Harris is editor-at-large of Aperture Foundation. She was editor-in-chief of Aperture magazine for over ten years, until 2012; has edited over fifty books; and has curated numerous photography exhibitions, at venues including Philadelphia Museum of Art; ICA, Boston; and DiverseWorks, Houston. A contributing editor of Interview, Harris teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Yale University, and New York University’s Tisch Photography and Imaging department.
The exhibition will then tour throughout the United Sates beginning fall 2017
The Library Book
11 x 141/2 in. (27.9 x 36cm) 232 pages, including 3 double gatefolds 120 four-color images Clothbound with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-374-8 US $80.00 / CAD $108.00 / UK £60.00 April 2017
Photographs by Thomas R. Schiff Text by Alberto Manguel
• Gorgeous large-format coffee-table book, celebrating the story of the American library • Over one hundred libraries rendered in riveting 360-degree panoramas • Introduced with an ode to the library by the awardwinning author Alberto Manguel
9 781597 113748 Thomas R. Schiff’s The Library Book captures the shifting architectural styles and missions of the library in sweeping 360-degree panoramas—from the very earliest American libraries to the modernist masterpieces of Louis I. Kahn and others. In his introductory essay, acclaimed author and library lover Alberto Manguel considers the story of the library in America, its evolving architecture and cultural role, and how the American model reflects the archetypal idea of the universal library. Including brief descriptions of each unique library, this book brings bibliophiles into more than one hundred libraries across the nation. Thomas R. Schiff began experimenting with panoramic photography in the mid-1980s making use of a Hulcherama 360 panoramic camera. He has published six books: Panoramic Ohio (2002), Panoramic Cincinnati (2003), Panoramic Parks (2005), Vegas 360 (2008), Wright Panorama (2010), and Prospect (2012). Schiff helped establish Images Gallery in Cincinnati in 1980 and he is the founder of FotoFocus, a lens-based art biennial held in Cincinnati.
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Alberto Manguel is an anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, and editor. He is the author of several awardwinning books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading. His honors and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, McKitterick first novel award, German Critics Award, and being named a Chevalier de l’Ordre Français des Arts et des Lettres.
Peter Hujar: Speed of Life
85/8 x 93/4 in. (22 x 25 cm) 208 pages 160 black-and-white images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-414-1 US $50.00 / CAD $67.95 / UK £40.00 April 2017 Copublished by Aperture and Fundación MAPFRE
Texts by Philip Gefter, Joel Smith, and Steve Turtell Chronology and Bibliography by Joel Smith and Martha Scott Burton
• The only comprehensive survey of this influential queer artist • Leading essayists establish Hujar’s place in the history of photography • Hujar has a cult following among art, photography, and queer audiences
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Peter Hujar was an influential figure of the downtown New York scene of the 1970s and ’80s, most well-known for his photographs of male nudes, and his portraits of New York City’s artists, musicians, writers, and performers, including Susan Sontag, William S. Burroughs, David Wojnarowicz, and Andy Warhol. Over 160 photographs and illustrations are now gathered in Peter Hujar: Speed of Life. Published alongside a major touring exhibition, this collection presents Hujar’s famous portraiture as well as his lesser-known projects. Peter Hujar died of AIDS in 1987, leaving behind a complex and profound body of photographs. Since his death his work has been the subject of major retrospectives and is included in permanent collections around the world. Joel Smith is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. Philip Gefter is the author of Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe (2014), a biography of Sam Wagstaff, and Photography After Frank (Aperture, 2009), a book of essays about photography. He produced the 2011 documentary Bill Cunningham New York. Gefter was on staff at the New York Times for fifteen years, where he wrote regularly about photography. He is currently at work on a biography of Richard Avedon. Steve Turtell is a poet and the author of Heroes and Householders (2009) and Letter to Frank O’Hara (2011), which won the 2010 ReBound chapbook prize given by Seven Kitchens Press. He is currently working on Peter Hujar: Invisible Master. Martha Scott Burton is curatorial assistant at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, and the founder and editor of Turtledove Press. Exhibition Schedule: Fundación MAPFRE, Barcelona January 26–May 20, 2017 Fotomuseum The Hague, the Netherlands July 1–October 15, 2017 Morgan Library and Museum, New York January 26–May 20, 2018 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California July 11–October 7, 2018
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Rinko Kawauchi: Halo
81/2 x 131/2 in. (22 x 34 cm) 80 pages 45 four-color images Clothbound ISBN 978-1-59711-411-0 US $65.00 / CAD $87.95 / UK £50.00 June 2017 Limited-edition print available
• Latest book from Japan’s leading contemporary art photographer • Highly collectible object, designed by award-winning Dutch designer Hans Gremmen • Celebrates the spirituality of the natural world In Halo, the popular and influential photo-artist Rinko Kawauchi combines imaginative photographs of coastal Japan, the birds along the coast of Brighton, England, and images from New Year celebrations in Hebei province, China, in which blacksmiths hurl molten iron in lieu of fireworks. Halo provides a mesmerizing photographic meditation on the cycles of time, nature, and ritual.
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Rinko Kawauchi has garnered worldwide recognition through publishing over fifteen photobooks. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the Kimura Ihei photography award (2002) and the International Center of Photography Infinity Award in Art (2009). In 2012, she was one of four artists shortlisted for the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize.
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The Many Lives of Erik Kessels
5 x 8¼ in. (12.7 x 21 cm) 576 pages ca. 450 four-color images Hardcover with slipcase ISBN 978-1-59711-416-5 US $65.00 / CAD $87.95 / UK £50.00 April 2017 Copublished by Aperture and CAMERA
Photographs and text by Erik Kessels Texts by Francesco Zanot, Sandra S. Phillips, Simon Baker, and Hans Aarsman
• Highly anticipated first survey of this pioneering and influential curator, editor, and artist • An original and innovatively designed book • Kessels is a cult figure among photography, design, and advertising communities
“People consume photographs,” says Erik Kessels; “they don’t look at them anymore.” This volume is a primer on how to look—and how to better understand the hybrid practice of this artist who defies categorization. Including more than twenty of the artist’s series and featuring essays by Simon Baker, Hans Aarsman, Sandra S. Phillips, and Francesco Zanot, The Many Lives of Erik Kessels is published in conjunction with a major mid-career retrospective at CAMERA–Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin, Italy.
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Sandra S. Phillips is the curator of photography emerita at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Erik Kessels is a highly influential photography collector, curator, editor, and designer acclaimed for his own artistic practice. In 2010, Kessels was awarded the prestigious Amsterdam Prize of the Arts, and in 2016 he was a finalist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize.
Simon Baker is the senior curator of photography and international art at Tate Modern, London.
Francesco Zanot is a photography critic and curator; cofounder of CAMERA–Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin, Italy; and lecturer of history at IULM University of Milan.
Exhibition Schedule: CAMERA–Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy, February–May 2017
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Hans Aarsman is a Dutch photographer, author, and lecturer at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
“As long as human beings are alive and there are real problems that are vital, important, and someone wishes to express them with simplicity and sincerity, or with fun and humor, there will be a place for photographers.” —Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1957 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Interviews and Conversations, 1951–1998
4¾ x 7¼ in. (12 x 18.4 cm) 128 pages Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-59711-392-2 US $19.95 / CAD $26.95 / UK £15.00 May 2017
Text by Henri Cartier-Bresson Interviews by various contributors
• The undiluted voice and thoughts of photographic master Henri Cartier-Bresson • Required reading affordably priced in an elegant format, and available in English for the first time • The perfect gift for all art and photography fans
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Presented for the first time in English, this volume brings together twelve notable interviews and conversations with Henri CartierBresson carried out between 1951 and 1998. While many of us are acquainted with his images, there are so few texts available by Cartier-Bresson on his photographic process. These verbal, primary accounts capture the spirit of the master photographer and serve as a lasting document of his life and work, which has inspired generations of photographers and artists. Henri Cartier-Bresson began his career in photography in 1930. A pioneer of the documentary photography genre, he was one of the founders, along with Robert Capa, of the photography agency Magnum. He is considered one of the major artists of the twentieth century, and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications, museums, and galleries worldwide.
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Sergio Larrain: Valparaíso
61/2 x 91/4 in. (16.5 x 23.5 cm) 212 pages 120 black-and-white images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-413-4 US $55.00 / CAD $74.95 April 2017 Available in US & Canada only
Photographs by Sergio Larrain Texts by Agnès Sire and Pablo Neruda Includes correspondence between Sergio Larrain and Henri Cartier-Bresson
• A facsimile of the artist’s original dummy of this iconic photo project • This intimate diary includes the finest black-and-white images by this legendary Magnum photographer • With original text by Pablo Neruda, written by Neruda while traveling with the photographer
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Valparaíso began in 1957 while Sergio Larrain was traveling with poet Pablo Neruda for Du magazine. When the photographs were first published in 1991, Larrain informed the publishers that he had made his own facsimile of the book, reflecting how he would have constructed the layout. This facsimile is now beautifully produced in book form. Including text by the celebrated Pablo Neruda as well as correspondence between Larrain and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Valparaíso presents the long-awaited return of this rare and renowned body of work. Sergio Larrain studied at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon his return to Chile he began taking photographs in the streets of Santiago and Valparaíso. He became a Magnum photographer in 1960, around the time when he also began what would become a legendary project on Valparaíso with a text by poet Pablo Neruda. Agnès Sire has served as the director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris since its creation in 2003, where
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she oversees exhibitions and publications. Previously, she worked at Galerie Alexandre Iolas and was art director at Magnum Photos in Paris. Pablo Neruda is one of the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century. Throughout his lifetime he worked as a diplomat for his home country of Chile. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971.
This Is Mars: Mid-Sized Edition
6¾ x 9½ in. (17.1 x 24.1 cm) 292 pages 150 tri-tone images Hardcover ISBN 978-1-59711-415-8 US $45.00 / CAD $60.95 / UK £35.00 April 2017
Edited and Designed by Xavier Barral Essay by Francis Rocard Timeline by Nicolas Mangold Introduction by Dr. Alfred S. McEwen
• Newly available as a mid-sized, accessibly priced edition • A great gift book for everyone with an interest in space, as well as an important book for photography enthusiasts • Curated by award-winning designer Xavier Barral from NASA’s comprehensive satellite photographs on the surface of Mars
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The award-winning French editor and designer Xavier Barral has chosen frames drawn from the comprehensive photographic map of Mars made by the observation satellite Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Barral scoured tens of thousands of gigabytes of satellite photographs available from NASA, seeking out the most distinct images of the planet’s surface. The result is visionary—a science book, an artist’s book, and a stunning object. Xavier Barral is a photographer, former art director, and founder of Paris-based publishers Éditions Xavier Barral. Among other awards, he has received the art book prize at the Frankfurt Book Fair for Andy Warhol, Cinéma, published by Éditions Carré. Nicolas Mangold is a geophysicist based in Nantes, France. Éditions Xavier Barral was established in 2002. Dr. Alfred S. McEwen is professor in the Department of Francis Rocard is an astrophysicist and leader of the Centre Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, and director of national d’études spatiales (CNES) Mars exploration program. the Planetary Image Research Lab. [ 26 ]
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The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
81/2 × 113/8 in. (21.8 × 29 cm) 240 pages 150 black-and-white images Paperback ISBN 978-1-59711-390-8 US $40.00 / CAD $53.95 May 2017 Available in US & Canada only
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Edited by Simon Baker and Shoair Mavlian with Newell Harbin With contributuions by Sir Elton John, Dawn Ades, Samuel Glanville, Jane Jackson, Emma Lewis, and Zmira Zilkha
• Extensive survey of modernist photography through one of the world’s greatest collections, now in paperback edition • Coincides with major exhibition at Tate Modern • Exclusive interview with Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John, musician and philanthropist, has built one of the greatest private collections of photography in the world. This book presents an unparalleled selection of modernist images, which introduce a crucial moment in the history of photography when artists were beginning to use the camera and darkroom to redefine and transform visions of the modern world. Technological advancements gave artists the freedom to experiment and test the limits of the medium, enabling new imaginings of portraits, nudes, and still lifes; and street life and the modern world were captured from a new, uniquely modern perspective. Simon Baker is the senior curator of photography and international art at Tate Modern, London. Shoair Mavlian is an assistant curator at Tate Modern focusing primarily on photography. [ 27 ]
Exhibition Schedule: Tate Modern, London, November 10, 2016—May 7, 2017 aperture.org/books
The Photography Workshop Series In The Photography Workshop Series, Aperture works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights—offering the workshop experience in a book. Our goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each book features the creative process and core thinking of a photographer told in their own words and through pictures of their choosing.
Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude
Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation
71/2 × 10 in. (19 × 25.4 cm) 128 pages 50 black-and-white and four- color images Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-59711-273-4 US $29.95 / CAD $41.95 / UK £19.95
Introduction by Lisa Kereszi
Introduction by Gregory Halpern
• Includes advice, expertise, and stories that reveal the photographer’s own creative process
• For photographers looking to refine their landscape and interior work
Larry Fink has been a professor at Yale University School of Art; Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture; Parsons The New School for Design; and Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Currently, he is a tenured professor of photography at Bard College.
71/2 × 10 in. (19 × 25.4 cm) 128 pages 73 black-and-white and fourcolor images Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-59711-297-0 US $29.95 / CAD $41.95 / UK £19.95
Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image
Introduction by Laurie Rae Baxter
Introduction by Teju Cole
• From a critically acclaimed photographer, a necessary guide for anyone interested in portraiture
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71/2 × 10 in. (19 × 25.4 cm) 128 pages 50 black-and-white and fourcolor images Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-59711-316-8 US $29.95 / CAD $41.95 / UK £19.95
Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area– based artist. His previous books include House Hunting (2001), Roaming (2004), and Excerpts from Silver Meadows (2013) and most recently, Intimate Distance (Aperture, 2016). He is a recipient of a Eureka Fellowship and a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Visual Arts Award.
Mary Ellen Mark’s honors and awards included a Fulbright Scholarship, Guggenheim Fellowship, the Cornell Capa Award, and five honorary doctorates. She published twenty-one books, including American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999), Twins (Aperture, 2003), Exposure (2005), Prom (2012), and Tiny: Streetwise Revisited (Aperture, 2015). 52995
• A street photography guide from two leading artists in the field
71/2 × 10 in. (19 × 25.4 cm) 128 pages 50 black-and-white and fourcolor images Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-59711-257-4 US $29.95 / CAD $41.95 / UK £19.95
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Alex Webb has published sixteen books, including Istanbul (Aperture, 2007), Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Rebecca Norris Webb, 2009), The Suffering of Light (Aperture, 2011), and La Calle: Photographs from Mexico (Aperture, 2016). He has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1979.
5 Rebecca 2 9 9 5 Norris Webb is the author of The Glass Between Us (2006), Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb, 2009), and My Dakota (2012).
Dawoud Bey on Photographing People and Communities
7½ x 10 in. (19 x 25.4 cm) 128 pages 70 four-color and duotone images Paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-59711-337-3 US $29.95 / CAD $41.95 / UK £19.95 October 2017 Limited-edition print available
The Photography Workshop Series Photographs and text by Dawoud Bey
• The wisdom of an inspiring photographer and teacher, now available in book form • Teaches readers how to make more meaningful and expressive portraits • The latest title in the best-selling Aperture Photography Workshop series
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In this book, Dawoud Bey—well-known for his striking portraits that reflect both the individual and their larger community—offers his insight into creating meaningful and beautiful portraits that capture the subject and speak to something more universal. Through images and words, he shares his own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from lighting and location to establishing relationships with subjects, and practical strategies for starting a larger portraiture project. Dawoud Bey is professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. His work has been exhibited worldwide at such institutions as Los Angeles County Museum of Art; National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. His book Class Pictures was published by Aperture in 2007.
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Selected Classics No art library should be considered complete without Aperture’s classic photobooks —from our very first title, Edward Weston’s Flame of Recognition, to Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, now in print for more than forty years; from contemporary classics such as Sally Mann’s Immediate Family and Nan Goldin’s Ballad of Sexual Dependency to the remastered and expanded edition of Josef Koudelka’s Gypsies. These are the books that have come to define the canon of photographic literature.
Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph Fortieth-Anniversary Edition Photographs by Diane Arbus
• Published in five languages • Includes eighty photographs, edited and designed by Marvin Israel and Doon Arbus • More than 400,000 copies in print
“Diane Arbus was not a theorist but an artist. Her concern was not to buttress philosophical positions but to make pictures. She loved photography for the miracles it performs every day by accident, and respected it for the precise intentional tool that it could be, given talent, intelligence, dedication, and discipline.” —John Szarkowski
11 x 9¼ in. (27.9 x 23.5 cm) 184 pages 80 duotone images Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-174-4 US $65.00 / CAD $89.95 / UK £45.00
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Diane Arbus revolutionized the terms of photographic portraiture—and of the medium itself. Aperture was the first to publish her work in book form; Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph has been kept in print continuously since its publication in 1972. It is acknowledged as a timeless classic and remains the foundation of her international reputation.
It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It... Photographs by Luigi Ghirri Preface by William Eggleston Essay by Germano Celant; Notes by Paola Ghirri
• Highly desired title, back in print • First book on Ghirri published in English • Essential monograph on this pioneering artist and master of contemporary color photography
Luigi Ghirri, who shared the sensibility of what became known as the New Color and the New Topographics movements before they had been named, worked in Giorgio Morandi’s studio and with architect Aldo Rossi, while influencing a generation of photographers, including Olivo Barbieri and Martin Parr. This dynamic book includes a selection of the seminal artist’s essays, published in English for the first time, and a selected chronology.
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11 x 8½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm) 152 pages 95 four-color images and 30 illustrations Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-058-7 US $55.00 / CAD $76.95 / UK £30.00 Limited-edition print available
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The Ballad of Sexual Dependency Photographs by Nan Goldin
• First published in 1986, the hardcover and paperback reissues are essential for every photo library • A contemporary classic with images masterfully reproduced from original transparencies
Nan Goldin began photographing at the age of fifteen. She received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1977. In 1978 she moved to New York, where she continued to document her “extended family.” These photographs, along with those taken in London, Berlin, and Provincetown, Massachusetts, became the subject of her slide show and first book, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (Aperture, 1986). Goldin’s other books include The Other Side (1993), Ten Years After (1997), and The Beautiful Smile (2008).
Workers Photographs by Sebastião Salgado • • •
“This book is the photography of humanity.” —Gabriel García Márquez “This is a collection of deep devotion and impressive skill.” —Arthur Miller A must-own for all photography and art book collectors
Sebastião Salgado began working as a professional photographer in 1973. Since then, he has published numerous books, held solo shows, received international awards, and, along with his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado, founded Amazonas Images, an agency created for his work. Most recently, Aperture republished Other Americas (2015).
Uncommon Places Photographs by Stephen Shore Essay by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen Conversation with Lynne Tillman • A reissue of an enduring contemporary classic • Uncommon Places established Shore’s reputation as a key photographer of our time • This body of work has influenced generations of photographers • Includes twenty previously unpublished images Stephen Shore has had a significant influence on more than one generation of artists and photographers. Shore had his own work purchased by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art at the age of fourteen. At seventeen, he was a regular at Andy Warhol’s Factory, producing an important photographic document of the scene, and in 1971, at the age of twenty-four, he became the first living photographer since Alfred Stieglitz forty years earlier to have a solo show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since 1982, he has been director of the photography program at Bard College.
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10 x 9 in. (25.4 x 22.9 cm) 148 pages 126 four-color images Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-208-6 US $50.00 / CAD $69.95 / UK £35.00
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93/4 × 13 in. (24.8 x 33 cm) 400 pages plus 8 eight-page gatefolds and booklet 350 duotone images Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-0-89381-525-7 US $100.00 / CAD $140.00 Limited-edition print available
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13 × 10¼ in. (32.7 x 26 cm) 208 pages 176 four-color images Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-303-8 US $65.00 / CAD $89.95 Available in US & Canada only
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