Aperture Magazine Vol. 218 Spring 2015


Aperture Magazine Vol. 218 Spring 2015

  • Queer -- Spring 2015 issue of Aperture magazine (volume 218)

    Softcovered.  Dimensions:  9.2" x 11.9"

    Used, in very good condition.


    Entitled "Queer", Vol. 218 of Aperture magazine presents a dynamic mix of photographic work exploring questions of queer identity.

    This edition of Aperture presents a mix of new photographic work exploring questions of queer identity, as well as past figures and projects that are the subject of new research and curatorial work.

    In the Words section, Critic Vince Aletti, art historian Richard Meyer, and photographer Catherine Opie reflect on the term queer and its relationship with photography; Hal Fischer discusses his project Gay Semiotics with Julia Bryan-Wilson; Sophie Hackett revisits Joan E. Biren’s seminal “Dyke Show”; Shannon Michael Cane on queer independent publishing and zine culture; Philip Gefter on his discovery of Sam Wagstaff’s never-before-seen photography and what it reveals about his storied relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe; and South African photographer Zanele Muholi speaks with Deborah Willis about her ongoing project to make her country’s LGBTQ community visible.

    The Pictures section features William J. Simmons on Jimmy DeSana’s work from the late 1970s; Senam Okudzeto on Lyle Ashton Harris’s projects addressing colonial history and homophobia in Ghana; Stephanie H. Tung on Ren Hang, a rising star of contemporary Chinese photography who creates provocative imagery; Kevin Moore on the queer dimension of David Benjamin Sherry’s colorful images of the American landscape, which reference icons of modernist photography; Andy Campbell on K8 Hardy’s performance-based photography; Sophie Mörner on trans photographer Nitzan Krimsky’s poignant self-documentation; Ana Finel Honigman on Dean Sameshima’s images created with appropriated vintage pornographic imagery; Dean Daderko on A.L. Steiner’s antic and political photo-collages and installations; and Eva Respini considers Mark Morrisroe’s fervent self-portraiture made during the 1980s.


    Aperture magazine is an international quarterly journal specializing in photography.  It is the flagship publication of Aperture Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation, intended to connect the photocommunity and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other.  Aperture magazine describes itself as an essential guide to the art and phenomenon of photography.  Each issue focuses on a major theme in contemporary photography, serving as a book about its subject, for anyone interested in understanding where photography is heading.  With fresh perspectives on the medium by leading writers and thinkers, and beautifully designed and produced, Aperture magazine makes new ideas in photography accessible to the photographer, student, and the culturally curious alike.