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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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Platform: Africa

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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Spring 2017 Catalogue