Aperture 228 Elements of Style

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Aperture Magazine 
#228, Fall 2017

Elements of Style

Aperture’s “Elements of Style” issue investigates the role of style, dress, and beauty in the formation of individual identity. From the stunning studio work of Kwame Brathwaite, the Harlem-based photographer who advanced the potent political slogan “Black Is Beautiful,” to Collier Schorr’s representations of the queer community in fashion contexts, to Pieter Hugo’s portraits of young students at a Beijing art school, this issue reveals, across time and geographies, how fashion and style help us to see who we are and who we might become.

Exhibitions to See: Thomas Ruff, Nicholas Nixon, Viviane Sassen, and Photography in Argentina

Eric Banks on James Joyce in Paris, 1965

Joel Smith on Peter Hujar

By Gregory Crewdson

Aperture Beat

Object Lessons
Richard Avedon’s Datebook, 1969

Editors’ Note: Elements of Style

Humanity, Visibility, Power
Collier Schorr in Conversation with Matthew Higgs
Rethinking the contemporary fashion image

Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful
The photographer who revolutionized 1960s Harlem
By Tanisha C. Ford

Who Was Van Leo?
In midcentury Cairo, an enigmatic portraitist turned the camera on himself
By Negar Azimi

The Cult of Walter Pfeiffer
Youth, glamour, and the art of queer seduction
By Alistair O’Neill

The International Style
Global fashion in the pages of Vogue Hommes International
By Adam Murray

Joel Meyerowitz
Introduction by Thessaly La Force

Jalan & Jibril Durimel
Introduction by Antwaun Sargent

Nadine Ijewere
Introduction by M. Neelika Jayawardane

Helga Paris
Introduction by Daniel Berndt

Buck Ellison
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal

Olgaç Bozalp
Introduction by Kaya Genç

Bill Gaskins
Introduction by Andrianna Campbell

Is Fashion Modern?
Introduction by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher

Pieter Hugo
Introduction by Stephanie H. Tung

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