Photography as a tool of contemporary art shimmers in Gauri Gills Acts of Appearance (2015ongoing) a series of lush large-scale color portraits of the residents of a village in Maharashtra which is known for making Adivasi masks. Instead of requesting the likenesses of gods and demons however Gill asked the residentsincluding the master mask-makers Subhas and Bhagavan Dharam Kadu their families and fellow volunteersto make masks that portray their own lives. Then she painstakingly…

Photography as a tool of contemporary art shimmers in Gauri Gills Acts of Appearance (2015ongoing) a series of lush large-scale color portraits of the residents of a village in Maharashtra which is known for making Adivasi masks. Instead of requesting the likenesses of gods and demons however Gill asked the residentsincluding the master mask-makers Subhas and Bhagavan Dharam Kadu their families and fellow volunteersto make masks that portray their own lives. Then she painstakingly…

Gigi Gatewood (@gigigatewood) La Lune River 2017; from the series La Lune . Featured in Apertures 2017 Summer Open curated by @forfreedoms. On view at Aperture Gallery through August 17. via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Gigi Gatewood (@gigigatewood) La Lune River 2017; from the series La Lune . Featured in Apertures 2017 Summer Open curated by @forfreedoms. On view at Aperture Gallery through August 17. via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Gigi Gatewood (@gigigatewood) La Lune River 2017; from the series La Lune . Featured in Apertures 2017 Summer Open curated by @forfreedoms. On view at Aperture Gallery through August 17. via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Gigi Gatewood (@gigigatewood) La Lune River 2017; from the series La Lune . Featured in Apertures 2017 Summer Open curated by @forfreedoms. On view at Aperture Gallery through August 17. via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Douglas Sirk once said Ive always trusted my audience to have imagination or else they should get out of the cinema. Nico Krijno (@nicokrijno) an artist who lives with his wife and young daughter on a farm outside of Cape Town South Arica seems to follow Sirks plea for the indirect the open-ended the gleefully imaginativeThe work provides no answers; instead it generates new and endless questions. @mattelife . A selection of his photographs characterized by botanical motifs and emphasizing…

Douglas Sirk once said Ive always trusted my audience to have imagination or else they should get out of the cinema. Nico Krijno (@nicokrijno) an artist who lives with his wife and young daughter on a farm outside of Cape Town South Arica seems to follow Sirks plea for the indirect the open-ended the gleefully imaginativeThe work provides no answers; instead it generates new and endless questions. @mattelife . A selection of his photographs characterized by botanical motifs and emphasizing…

François-Xavier Gbré Voiture #1 Attoban Cocody Abidjan 2014 . François-Xavier Gbrés photographic essay Tracks is an account of decaying urban landscapes in European cities and former colonial capitals in West Africa. Gbrés photographs in Tracks reveal the often unseen edges of the cities and challenge how we are implicated by the afterlives of the colonial past.  Sean Anderson (@seanify22) . See more of François-Xavier Gbrés work in the #PlatformAfrica issue of Aperture magazine available…

François-Xavier Gbré was born in Lille, France, in He lives and works in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. While engaging with time and geography, his work summons

A Wild Life is Michael Nick Nicholss (@MichaelNickNichols) story told with passion and insight by author and photo-editor Melissa Harris. Nichols story combines a life of adventure with a conviction about how we can redeem the human race by protecting wildlife. Nichols began his journey in the American South and ended up becoming lead wildlife photographer of @NatGeo magazine. A Wild Life is out now available through the link in our bio. . Wild: Michael Nichols will be on view at…

Michael "Nick" Nichols is a famous wildlife photographer. Writer Melissa Harris shares his story and wildlife photography in her book "A Wild Life.

Only 10 days left to see work from over 60 photographers in the 2017 Summer Open at Aperture! Curated by @forfreedoms. . Jasmine Clark (@igiveitaweek) Japanese Massage Twentynine Palms California 2014 from the series After Eisenhower via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Jasmine Clark is a photographer currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Born in Clark is the daughter of two United States Marines and grew up in a military community in Twentynine…

How might our writing on photography reach an audience in our home spaces? What sort of writing style can help us achieve that? More importantly what publications are open to that kind of writing in which lucidity is privileged over jargon? Considered together all three questions point to insisting on work in which the means of production is controlled by African writers editors and critics interested in the long terma fifty-year argument I would say.  And then besides presentation why is…

How might our writing on photography reach an audience in our home spaces? What sort of writing style can help us achieve that? More importantly what publications are open to that kind of writing in which lucidity is privileged over jargon? Considered together all three questions point to insisting on work in which the means of production is controlled by African writers editors and critics interested in the long terma fifty-year argument I would say. And then besides presentation why is…

The past does not change nor our need for it. What must change is the way of telling writes Anne Michaels. I wonder about a way of telling that reflects on histories that as Brent Hayes Edwards once wrote fell on the waysideThe work of recuperation is really an attempt to study the present. If we dont cultivate skepticism for the historical record we run the risk of perpetuating narratives tainted by colonialism and patriarchy.  @emmaiduma On Aperture Online M. Neelika Jayawardane speaks…

The past does not change nor our need for it. What must change is the way of telling writes Anne Michaels. I wonder about a way of telling that reflects on histories that as Brent Hayes Edwards once wrote fell on the waysideThe work of recuperation is really an attempt to study the present. If we dont cultivate skepticism for the historical record we run the risk of perpetuating narratives tainted by colonialism and patriarchy. @emmaiduma On Aperture Online M. Neelika Jayawardane speaks…

Presented for the first time in English Henri Cartier-Bresson: Interviews and Conversations19511998 brings together twelve notable interviews and conversations with Henri Cartier-Bresson carried out between 1951 and 1998. . While many of us are acquainted with his images there are few texts available by Cartier-Bresson on his photographic process. These verbal primary accounts capture the spirit of the master photographer and serve as a lasting document of his life and work which has…

Presented for the first time in English Henri Cartier-Bresson: Interviews and Conversations19511998 brings together twelve notable interviews and conversations with Henri Cartier-Bresson carried out between 1951 and 1998. . While many of us are acquainted with his images there are few texts available by Cartier-Bresson on his photographic process. These verbal primary accounts capture the spirit of the master photographer and serve as a lasting document of his life and work which has…

Paul Strand The Family Luzzara Italy 1953 . This limited edition print is available during our Hottest Summer Sale at aperture.org/shop via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Paul Strand The Family Luzzara Italy 1953 . This limited edition print is available during our Hottest Summer Sale at aperture.org/shop via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Love photography and photobooks? Apply to be an Aperture Work Scholar by October 15. . More info at http://ift.tt/1b0joXz via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

Love photography and photobooks? Apply to be an Aperture Work Scholar by October 15. . More info at http://ift.tt/1b0joXz via Aperture Foundation on Instagram - #photographer #photography #photo #instapic #instagram #photofreak #photolover #nikon #canon #leica #hasselblad #polaroid #shutterbug #camera #dslr #visualarts #inspiration #artistic #creative #creativity

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