The story of this essay, its rejection by the artist and her gallery, and by Aperture and Frieze raise critical questions about the relationship between living artists and critical mechanisms for evaluating their work.
The latest issue of Aperture focuses on Africa and features strong, colorful images by the Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok.
In a recent course at the Brooklyn Public Library, professor Sarah E. Lewis asked: how have images both limited and liberated our definition of citizenship?
It doesn’t seem right to call the latest issue of Aperture — its first issue dedicated to African American lives as represented by the medium of photography — a magazine. It is a powerhouse book; it does so much heavy lifting.
“Fashion” can be characterized as many things: a business, a craft, a lifestyle. At its core, though, it’s a visual culture that embodies one very important quality: transfiguration.