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Berenice Abbott, An Industrial Designer’s Window, Greenwich Village, New York, 1948–49.
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An innovative documentary photographer, Berenice Abbott pioneered scientific images and photographed the fast-changing landscapes of her times. See more in our Masters of Photography series, now 25% off during our Holiday Sale. Link in bio.
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Image © Berenice Abbott/Commerce Graphics/Getty Images


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Margo Ovcharenko, from the book Country of Women (Empty Stretch), 2018; 2018 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, First PhotoBook.
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Initiated in 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. Join us for the opening reception of the 2018 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, featuring all 36 shortlisted titles, including the three winners: Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Laia Abril, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. December 12, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Aperture Gallery. For more details, see aperture.org/events
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Image courtesy the artist


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“Johnson Artur’s people are, for the most part, of African descent. You might find them, long settled or recently arrived, in London, Kingston, Brooklyn, or any other place where diasporic scattering can land a person. They are ordinary black folk of ordinary income who are liable to be overlooked or stereotyped in the popular imagination because they don’t fit someone’s idea of what it is to be truly British or American or human.” —Ekow Eshun
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Liz Johnson Artur’s intimate workbooks honor communities across the African diaspora. Read more in Black Balloon Archive from Aperture 233, “Family,” at aperture.org/blog
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Image: Liz Johnson Artur, Under 18th Rave, East London, 2004; Courtesy the artist


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Bryan Schutmaat, Gold Mine, 2011 (2014 Portfolio Prize Finalist)
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We want to see your work! The Aperture Portfolio Prize aims to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. Enter now to get your work in front of Aperture’s editors, as well as the chance to win an exhibition in New York, a feature in Aperture magazine, and a cash prize. Deadline January 23, 2019. Details at aperture.org/portfolio-prize
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Image courtesy @bryanschutmaat


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Harold Edgerton, Milk Drop Coronet , 1957.
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From basic sustenance to savory repasts, food awakens the senses and touches both private and public life. Throughout photography’s history, food has been a constant subject matter, ranging across genres from art to advertising. Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography (Aperture, 2017) is the first book to survey the rich and complex history of food in pictures. Now 25% off through the link in bio, or read more in our Holiday Gift Guide on aperture.org/blog
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Image © 2010 MIT, Courtesy MIT Museum


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Eugene de Salignac, Brooklyn Bridge, showing painters on suspenders, October 7, 1914.
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From 1906 to 1943, Eugene de Salignac shot over twenty thousand negatives of New York City. As the sole photographer at the Department of Bridges/Plant and Structures during that period of dizzying growth, he documented the creation of the city’s modern infrastructure—bridges, major municipal buildings, roads, and subways. For years these remarkably lyrical photographs have been used in books and films, but never credited to de Salignac. New York Rises (Aperture/New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives, 2007) is the first monograph to present them as an aesthetically coherent oeuvre by a photographer with a unique vision. Part of our Holiday Sale, link in bio.
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Image © New York City Department of Records and Information Services


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Sally Mann, Night-blooming Cereus, 1988.
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First published in 1992, Immediate Family has been lauded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time. Sally Mann’s extraordinary, intimate photographs of her children reveal universal truths while embodying the individuality of her own family. From iconic monographs by master photographers, to groundbreaking, never-before-published work, our annual Holiday Gift Guide offers titles for everyone on your holiday list. Read more on aperture.org/blog
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Image © Sally Mann


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Throughout his prolific and interdisciplinary career, Hank Willis Thomas’ (@hankwillisthomas) work has explored issues representation, perception, and American history. At the core of his practice is the ability to parse and critically dissect the flow of image that comprise American culture, with particular attention to race, gener, and cultural identity.
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Aperture is pleased to present Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, the first in-depth survey of Thomas’ extensive career. Available now through the link in bio.
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A special thanks to @editionhotels Miami for hosting the launch celebration of All Things Being Equal this past Tuesday, December 4, as well as to Purple PR and @bfa.
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Image: Hank Willis Thomas, Believe It., 2010, from the series Fair Warning © Hank Willis Thomas


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The 2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize is now open!
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Our annual call for portfolio submissions is now open! Aiming to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography, submit now for the chance to win an exhibition in New York City, a feature in Aperture magazine, and a $3,000 cash prize! Submissions are due by January 23, 2019. For more info, visit aperture.org/portfolio-prize
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Image by Balarama Heller (@balaramaheller), 2017 Portfolio Prize Finalist #photographycompetition #photoprize #photocompetition


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Harry Callahan, Eleanor, Chicago, 1949.
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Featuring over twelve thousand photographs spanning the history of photography, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) holds one of the most important photography collections in the United States. Looking Again: Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art offers an in-depth look into the museums collection, featuring work from Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Weston, and more. 20% off during our Holiday Sale, link in bio.
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Image © The Estate of Harry Callahan; Courtesy Pace/MacGill


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Joel Meyerowitz, Florida, 1969.
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The road trip is an enduring symbol in American culture that has spurred some of the most important photographs in the history of the medium—from images by Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Berenice Abbott to Robert Frank’s 1950s odyssey The Americans. From Joel Meyerowitz to Ryan McGinley, hundreds of other photographers have continued the tradition. The Open Road is the first book to explore the photographic road trip as a genre. Get this classic Aperture title for 25% off during our Holiday Sale.
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Image © Joel Meyerowitz; Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York


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Where do you feel most at home? In a year when thousands of migrant children have been sent to live in tent cities, rents for a San Francisco apartment average $3,750, and wildfires have destroyed entire communities, the question of how people define “home” has never felt more urgent.
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Join us tomorrow (12/6) for the opening reception of At Home: In the American West, a new exhibition from @californiasunday Magazine coinciding with the release of their December issue. Thursday, December 6, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Aperture Gallery. For more details, see aperture.org/events
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Image: Angal Field, Debbie Austin, Portland, Oregon


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