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Is Petra Collins More than Screen Deep?


She’s celebrated for her raw and honest depiction of femininity. But can Petra Collins speak for all young women?

Take the J Train


In Andre D. Wagner’s new photobook, an intimate chronicle of black life on New York City’s subways. By Jessica Lynne Andre D.

The Other Side of Gordon Parks


A new exhibition reconsiders the legendary photographer’s fashion and portrait work. Gordon Parks, Cocoon Cape, New York, New York, 1956.

Jamie Hawkesworth Doesn’t Believe in Boundaries


A rising photography star bridges the divide between art and fashion. By Adam Murray Jamie Hawkesworth, Preston Bus Station, 2016 © the artist Last fall, I met the photographer Jamie Hawkesworth at Central Saint Martins, London, to reflect on his recent exhibition, Landscape with Tree at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam.

The PhotoBook as a Literary Form


Teju Cole’s first photobook unfolds the possibilities of text and image. By Rick Moody Is there not a formidable hybridization going on these days that conjoins literature and photography?

How Can Images Tell the Story of Mass Incarceration in the US?


Aperture Foundation Announces “Prison Nation” Issue, Exhibition, and Public Engagement Series   Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras.

Beauty in the Eye of the Storm


Inside the ACLU, two trans artists stage a secret photo shoot—and question the attitudes of liberal institutions.

The Offset Artist


From Dayanita Singh, a portable museum in book form. By Lesley A. Martin In July of last year, before the Museum Bhavan had been shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, and well in advance of the book having been selected as the winning PhotoBook of the Year, I was delighted to catch Dayanita Singh in Tokyo on the occasion of her exhibition Museum Bhavan, curated by Michiko Kasahara, on view at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (May 20 through July 17, 2017).

Walker Evans, Hero of the Vernacular Style


A landmark exhibition argues that the photographer’s approach to image making goes far beyond documentary.

Gender Is a Playground


From Aperture’s “Future Gender” issue, Zackary Drucker and Kate Bornstein discuss pioneers, politics, and the next frontier in gender expression.

Time and Again


A new exhibition spotlights Nicholas Nixon’s preoccupation with the elusive passage of time. Nicholas Nixon, The Brown Sisters, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1975.

Trans Lives Illuminated


Since the 1970s, Mariette Pathy Allen has photographed the lives of trans and gender nonconforming people around the world.

On the Side of Truth


The Kenyan photojournalist Priya Ramrakha covered twentieth-century icons from Malcolm X to Miriam Makeba.

Aperture’s Holiday Gift Guide


This year, Aperture publications have explored how fashion photography can serve as a vehicle for social change, how photography empowers transgender communities, the black dandy movement, our relationship to food, and more.

Inside Sarah Meyohas’ Cloud of Petals


Sarah Meyohas, Bell Vitrines, 2017. Photography by Lance Brewer. Courtesy Red Bull Arts, New York Reagan Brown © Aperture Foundation Sarah Meyohas, Most Beautiful Petals, 2017.

You Get Me?


Mahtab Hussain’s tender portraits question the image of South Asian Muslim men in Britain. By David Campany Mahtab Hussain, Young boy, white boxing gloves, 2010, from the series You Get Me?

The Queen Unleashed


Lyle Ashton Harris’s archive offers a queer vision of the 1980s and ’90s. By Catherine Lord Lyle Ashton Harris, Marlon Riggs, Judith Williams, Houston A.

Wayne Sorce’s Nostalgic America


Wayne Sorce, East Chicago, 1977. Courtesy Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla Wayne Sorce, Halsted Street, Chicago, 1978.

In Kashmir, Hope Blooms


Bharat Sikka offers a poetic portrait of a disputed region. By Emma Kennedy Bharat Sikka, Untitled, 2016, from the book Where the flowers still grow © the artist and courtesy Loose Joints Bharat Sikka first visited Kashmir as an adult, in 2014, at the age of forty.

Michael Marcelle’s Surreal New Jersey


How Hurricane Sandy set the tone for an uncanny photobook. By William J. Simmons Michael Marcelle, Sister Smile, 2015 Courtesy the artist As the photographer Gregory Crewdson notes in his afterword to Kokomo (2017), Michael Marcelle’s new photobook, when faced with trauma, “reality never feels ‘real’ in the same way again.” It would be easy to read Marcelle’s images as indices of some mental strife or survivor’s guilt, with their brightly lit and grotesque interiors reminiscent of a Roman Polanski movie screened in a West Hollywood gay bar.


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