Gift Guide: Aperture Priority

Nadine Ijewere: Our Own Selves

$55

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London-born photographer Nadine Ijewere, the first Black woman photographer to shoot a cover for Vogue, explores beauty (while subverting traditional notions surrounding it) in her enchanting monograph Our Own Selves. Dreamy backgrounds, compelling compositions and vibrant hues suffuse this collection of her work, attesting to the vivid ways Ijewere celebrates people of color and breaks barriers.

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Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland

$125

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Esteemed photographer Annie Leibovitz’s first fashion book, Wonderland, transports viewers into the artist’s otherworldly, dramatic and intimate world of imagery. The book, a collection of works she shot mostly for Vogue, features a foreword by Anna Wintour as well as 350 photos, including many that have never been published and depict an array of notable figures like Serena Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more. More than …

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Within Abu Dhabi-born artist Farah Al Qasimi’s opulent images, greater postcolonial structures of power, increasing globalization and the Persian Gulf’s period of rapid change lurk. Hello Future, a 300-page monograph comprising Al Qasimi’s photographs, comprehensively reveals the artist’s exacting, vivid lens. Featuring a kiss-cut sticker dust jacket, mirror chrome hardcover designed by Studio Lin, an essay by Negar Azimi and conversation between Al Qasimi and …

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I Can Make You Feel Good

$55

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I Can Make You Feel Good is the first monograph of filmmaker and photographer Tyler Mitchell and presents his vision for a Black utopia. Each page is full bleed, entirely subsumed by Mitchell’s loving photographs. Encompassing contributions by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Deborah Willis and Isolde Brielmaier, as well as Mitchell’s candy-colored palette, I Can Make You Feel Good reimagines the Black experience as one that’s …

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Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón

$50

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Tender yet subversive, dreamy yet introspective, Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón is the first book of self-taught photographer Carlota Guerrero’s enchanting imagery. The collection—which includes text by renowned collaborators and the artist herself—spans her early photographs of women in nature, her renowned work for Solange’s A Seat at the Table, visuals from her project documenting the transgender community in Cuba and more. Altogether, this young …

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TOILETPAPER Calendar

$23

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The 2022 TOILETPAPER calendar offers all the surreal, bold and sultry imagery fans of artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari’s magazine are accustomed to. This year’s food theme incorporates everything from chicken drumstick microphones to women sitting on fruit tarts—placing this calendar somewhere between ’70s cookbook and kitsch pin-ups. Juicy, glossy and off-kilter, this is a playful way to keep track of your days.

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Daniel Gordon: Houseplants

$150

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From the not-for-profit photo foundation Aperture, Daniel Gordon: Houseplants turns six of the artist’s mesmerizing still life images of houseplants into a six-page pop-up. This limited edition, collectible hardcover book, designed by by Simon Arizpe, celebrates the work of Gordon and the sculptural nature of plants.

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Rebels: From Punk to Dior

$75

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Celebrated documentary photographer Janette Beckman has an eye for capturing the beauty within the hidden crevices of society. Throughout four decades, her work has uniquely documented an ever-evolving zeitgeist of change-makers, which the monograph Rebels: From Punk to Dior is the first to showcase so thoroughly. It includes her early photographs of London’s punk rock scene, The Clash and Boy George; spans her move to NYC, …

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Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

$33

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A dive into the dynamic 1980s Jamaican dancehall scene, Beth Lesser’s Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture looks at the influential movement that was largely unseen by those not involved. Lesser traveled to Kingston, Jamaica in the ’80s for Reggae Quarterly magazine and various dedicated nights, and found herself in the midst of dancehall’s golden age. While political tensions were still apparent, the welcoming and …

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Edible Flowers: How, Why, and When We Eat Flowers

$35

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Featuring glorious photography by Adrianna Glaviano, the book Edible Flowers: How, Why, and When We Eat Flowers by Monica Nelson is part practical guide, history book and personal story—all organized alphabetically by each bloom’s common name. 100 flowers are featured alongside their Latin name, locations, blooming seasons, flavor profiles and which part is edible. Also outlined are historical practices (from ancient Greeks and Romans drinking violet wine to …

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Polaroid Go Starter Set

$120

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The new Polaroid Go instant film camera is smaller than any of the photo brand’s previous iterations, and it uses an all-new type of film. This starter kit includes the pocket-sized camera and a double-pack of color film. The camera’s self-timer and side mirror assist make self portraits a breeze. Weighing just .53 lbs (242 grams), it’s light enough to wear around your neck for …

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A vivid reflection on the sensory delights of Rome, photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron and author André Aciman’s collaborative Roman Hours book weaves together two inspiring perspectives. Montgomery Barron’s imagery invokes the Eternal City’s textures and prints its light upon the page. Aciman’s words tour life and love through passing moments. This 116-page cloth-bound book is the first within the Ivorypress Cities series. Price is in Euros. …

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