Aperture 233 Family

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Aperture Magazine
#233, Winter 2018


This issue of Aperture considers how artists and photographers have chronicled their relationships to their families and chosen communities, and takes an expanded view of what families can be.

Agenda: Exhibitions to See
Graciela Iturbide, Don McCullin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Claudia Andujar

Jyoti Dhar on Sri Lanka

Ka-Man Tse’s narrow distances
By Stephanie H. Tung

By Hannah Starkey

Object Lessons
Cathy Cade’s Archives, 1970s–80s

Editors’ Note: Family

Liz Johnson Artur: Black Balloon Archive
Joy, pride, and community across the African diaspora
By Ekow Eshun

Into the Album
How have artists reframed the family picture?
By Carmen Winant

Domestic Labor
A novelist and a photographer on the fictions of kinship
Lynne Tillman and Justine Kurland in Conversation

Diana Markosian: Santa Barbara
Under the sway of a soap opera, a Russian family’s new life in the U.S.
By Rebecca Bengal

Masahisa Fukase: Father Figure
Parody and pathos in a son’s family portraits
By Tomo Kosuga

American Families
Picturing the African American family, from Frederick Douglass to Jamel Shabazz
Deborah Willis in Conversation with Rhea L. Combs


Motoyuki Daifu
Introduction by Dan Abbe

Charlie Engman
Introduction by Sheila Heti

Tammy Rae Carland
Introduction by Glen Helfand

Kathryn Harrison
Introduction by John Jeremiah Sullivan

House of Xtravaganza by Stefan Ruiz
Introduction by Mikelle Street

Tenzing Dakpa
Introduction by Pico Iyer

George Awde
Introduction by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

David Armstrong
Introduction by Jesse Dorris

Christopher Anderson
Introduction by Sara Knelman

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