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Aperture magazine - issue 254 - Reading Room


Aperture / 254


The spring 2024 issue, “Counter Histories,” is produced in collaboration with Magnum Foundation and features photographers from around the world who reframe complex histories.




Takuma Nakahira, David Seidner, David Goldblatt, Women in Revolt!



Marigold Warner revisits Mariko Mori’s critique of gender roles in Japan



Aaron Peck on the future of Vancouver as an artist’s city



Iva Dixit on Ketaki Sheth’s candid portraits of Indian film stars at work



Jack Pierson on Martin Scorsese, Bobbi Boyle, and a history of homoerotic photography


Studio Visit

Jordan Stein speaks with Jim Goldberg about his magnum opus



For So Many Years When I Close My Eyes

A mother’s search for her lost son inspires Billy H.C. Kwok’s new work

Ken Chen


We See It All

Christopher Gregory-Rivera’s investigation into the surveillance of Puerto Rican activists

Yxta Maya Murray


Moonsongs for Earth

Prasiit Sthapit delves into the role of music in Nepal’s Maoist revolution

Muna Gurung


Fighting Times

How Alice Proujansky came to terms with her parents’ radical past

Piper French



The Country

Through vivid landscapes and portraits, Lindokuhle Sobekwa maps a family tree in South Africa

Kwanele Sosibo


Searching for Cayenne

Cédrine Scheidig asks where the history of the Caribbean begins and ends

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie


The “Good” Change

Agata Szymanska-Medina exposes the forces repressing Polish democracy

Camila McHugh


The Right to a Memory

In Algeria, Abdo Shanan builds an archive about ordinary citizens

Tausif Noor



Naomieh Jovin tells an intergenerational family story, from Haiti to the United States

Edwidge Danticat



The PhotoBook Review

A tour of Ari Marcopoulos’s personal library, Simon Wu on Pati Hill’s shape-shifting xerography, and reviews of photobooks by Hans Wilschut, Lin Zhipeng, David Wojnarowicz, Aaron Turner, and RaMell Ross



Six questions for Patrick Radden Keefe




Aperture magazine, founded in 1952 and based in New York City, is an international quarterly journal specializing in photography. It features photographs by established and emerging photographers, as well as artists experimenting with photo related media. Each issue is usually themed and includes writings by critics, scholars, photography practitioners, and others involved in the field of photography.

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