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11 Essential Photobooks for Black History Month

From monographs by Ming Smith and Deana Lawson to compendiums about activism and fashion, here are must-read books that envision Black lives.

Aperture’s Best Photography Features of 2022

From Wolfgang Tillmans and Nan Goldin, to Jamie Hawkesworth’s everyday celebrations and the photographers covering the crisis in Ukraine, here are this year’s highlights in photography and ideas.

Aperture’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Legendary photographers. Iconic monographs. Thought-provoking essay books. Here is the ultimate guide to the best photobooks to give this holiday season.

Aperture Celebrates Seventy Years in Print

The “70th Anniversary” issue explores the magazine’s past while charting its future—and features original commissions by leading artists and photographers.

17 Photographers Reflect on Key Images for Aperture’s Seventieth Anniversary

In Aperture’s Seventy x Seventy Sale, Stephen Shore, Graciela Iturbide, Tyler Mitchell, and more offer prints from their history with Aperture—ranging from the classic to the contemporary.

8 Summer Reads from Aperture’s Editors

From a new volume on Dayanita Singh’s expansive practice to Trent Parke’s journey across north Indian countryside—we asked our editors what photobooks they’re diving into this summer.

13 Photographers on Their “Photo No-Nos”

Photographers often have unwritten lists of subjects they tell themselves not to shoot—things that are cliché, exploitative, derivative, sometimes even arbitrary.

A Photographer’s Unflinching Portrait of America in Crisis

Philip Montgomery shares the stories behind nine images in his new photobook “American Mirror.”

15 Essential Photobooks by Women Photographers

From landmark volumes by Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin to modern classics by Deana Lawson, Rinko Kawauchi, Justine Kurland, and more.

7 Ways the Photography Community Is Responding to the War in Ukraine

From an exhibition by Stephen Shore to fundraising print sales, photographers, collectors, and arts organizations are expressing their support for the Ukrainian people.

The Black Photographers Rethinking What History Is All About

In these 11 photobooks from Kwame Brathwaite to Deana Lawson, artists envision beauty and poetry, fashion and resistance.

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