Issue 250: “We Make Pictures in Order to Live”

Issue 250: “We Make Pictures in Order to Live”

Aperture Magazine

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March 15, 2023
Issue 250: “We Make Pictures in Order to Live”
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“We Make Pictures in Order to Live” explores the relationship between photography and storytelling across generations and geographies. Featuring visual stories that excite, surprise, and illuminate daily life, this issue evokes the late, celebrated writer Joan Didion, who declared, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

In the issue:

The Afterimage of Joan Didion
An iconic writer’s relationship with photography
Brian Dillon

Conversations with Pictures
How chance encounters drive Bieke Depoorter’s collaborative storytelling
Thessaly La Force

Histories from Below
Nick Waplington revisits three decades of subcultural studies
Alistair O’Neill

Mythic Worlds
Folklore and fantasy in the work of Eikoh Hosoe
Lena Fritsch

The Edges of Memory
Charles “Teenie” Harris’s midcentury portrait of Black culture in Pittsburgh
Tiana Reid

The Black Yearbook

Adraint Bereal’s chronicle of student life at US colleges
Casey Gerald

Sea of Cortez
Yvonne Venegas’s search for family ghosts in the landscape
Daniel Saldaña París

Acts of Appearance
In India, Gauri Gill creates a community masquerade
Kamayani Sharma

New York Joy
Mary Manning sees gifts in the everyday
Durga Chew-Bose

Plus—exhibitions from Sharjah Biennial, Ming Smith, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Evelyn Hofer; David Campany on the many lives of a famous Walker Evans portrait; Elianna Kan on photography in Ukraine before the Russion invasion; Andrew Russeth on the changing cityscapes of Seoul; Tiffany Lambert on Rosalind Fox Solomon and her downtown New York loft; Max Pearl on Darrel Ellis’s experimental images; Alessandra Sanguinetti on Fernando Pessoa, Sally Mann, and the political art of David Wojnarowicz; seven questions for Jordan Casteel; and The PhotoBook Review: A conversation with Alejandro Cartagena, Lou Stoppard on domestic life, and a selection of recent photobooks

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Support has been provided by members of Aperture’s Magazine Council: Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović, Susan and Thomas Dunn, Kate Cordsen and Denis O’Leary, and Michael W. Sonnenfeldt, MUUS Collection.

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