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Aperture, Issue 232 – Los Angeles

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Release date: September 26, 2018

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Aperture magazine was founded in 1952 by a small circle of photographers–Ansel Adams, Minor White, Barbara Morgan and Dorothea Lange–and the photography historians Beaumont and Nancy Newhall. These individuals wished to foster the development and appreciation of the photographic medium, as well as communicate with “serious photographers and creative people everywhere, whether professional, amateur, or student.” Today the magazine maintains the founders’ spirit, presenting a diversity of historical work, photojournalism and portfolios by emerging photographers, thematic articles, as well as interviews with important figures at work today. Aperture has published the work of many iconic and emerging artists including Diane Arbus, Walead Beshty, Shannon Ebner, JH Engström, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Josef Koudelka, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach, Stephen Shore, Sara VanDerBeek and James Welling. The magazine has also showcased leading writers and curators in the field including Vince Aletti, John Berger, Geoffrey Batchen, David Campany, Charlotte Cotton, Geoff Dyer, Mary Panzer, Luc Sante, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, David Levi Strauss, among many others.

In this issue:
Aperture‘s “Los Angeles” issue explores how one of America’s most photographed cities is also an essential hub for some of today’s most important photography and photo-based art. Part of an ongoing series of issues that profile the photographic culture of a particular city, “Los Angeles” features key figures in the photography community. Brand-new portfolios highlight Los Angeles’s unique conceptual traditions and, in some cases, consider the city as a studio. Including contributions by Janna Ireland, Carter Mull, Catherine Opie, Guadalupe Rosales, Torbjørn Rødland, Lise Sarfati, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya, “Los Angeles” captures the city’s historic and contemporary photographic vibrancy through enduring visual records of its landscape and communities.

Agenda: Exhibitions to See
Laurie Simmons, Shoji Ueda, Gordon Parks, Luigi Ghirri


Diana Dufour on Katrien De Blauwer


Alistair O’Neill on Deborah Turbeville’s Maquillage, 1975


By Susan Meiselas


Object Lessons
Ed Ruscha’s Production Notebooks, 1973–90


Editors’ Note: Los Angeles


City of Images
Contributions by James Welling, Luis C. Garza, Awol Erizku, Dana Goodyear, Geoff Dyer, and Catherine Opie


John Divola & Mark Ruwedel
Traversing the city and the desert
A Conversation with Amanda Maddox


Back in the Days
In shapshots and portraits, an archive of Chicano life
By Carribean Fragoza


Chávez Ravine
Don Normark’s 1949 chronicle of a Mexican American community
By Yxta Maya Murray


Toward Poetic Vision
Robert Heinecken redefines the photograph
By Rebecca Morse


The Genuine in a World of Copies
Revisiting an influential exhibition of Southern California art
By Erin O’Toole


Ilene Segalove’s Modern America
Artifice and reality in Beverly Hills
A Conversation with Charlotte Cotton


Anthony Hernandez
Introduction by Glen Helfand


Lise Sarfati
Introduction by Brian Sholis


Barak Zemer
Introduction by Kate Palmer Albers


Christina Fernandez
Introduction by Yxta Maya Murray


Sophie Tianxin Chen
Introduction by Jennifer Piejko


Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Introduction by Andy Campbell


Carter Mull
Introduction by Jonathan Griffin


Rodrigo Valenzuela
Introduction by Matthew Schum


David Alekhuogie
Introduction by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi


Janna Ireland
Introduction by Susan Morgan


Mona Kuhn
Introduction by Sara Knelman


Torbjørn Rødland
Introduction by Travis Diehl


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