Erwin Olaf: Volume II

Moody and melancholy, this new photography book is all atmosphere

Netherlands-born photographer Erwin Olaf is internationally famed for his mysterious and moody imagery—from hyper-posed, traditionally inspired portraits and still lifes to the seemingly creepy and voyeuristic. His photos create a strong sense of atmosphere and, while never fully telling a story, open up various narratives left open for viewer interpretation. Aperture has recently collected a wealth of stunning images for the upcoming book, “Erwin Olaf: …

The Public Profile of An American Girl

Photographer Jenna Garrett turns the ubiquitous selfie into a visual discourse at Aperture Summer Open

As of September 2013, Facebook reported that 350 million new photos were uploaded each day—and Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities dictates that under the public setting anyone can access and use that information. Raising questions about privacy, internet behavior, self-exploitation and more, photographer Jenna Garrett sifts through the intangible number of publicly available images on Facebook for her series “The Public Profile of An …

The 2013 Aperture Benefit with Jakob Trollbäck

A preview of the installation at this year's event and an interview with its mastermind

For this year’s benefit, Aperture is hosting the work of Swedish designer Jakob Trollbäck on 28 October at the Frank Gehry designed IAC‘s New York City headquarters. For the first time, the not-for-profit photography foundation will throw its annual benefit party featuring unique performances and 1/1 commissioned works in support of the Aperture Foundation’s education and visual-literacy programming. Trollbäck, the graphic-savvy designer of NYC-based Trollbäck …

Aperture: Hello Photography

The medium's most authoritative publication launches an outstanding new take on the subject in both words and pictures

If the world is drowning in imagery, consider the newly designed Aperture Magazine your most dependable life preserver. As the esteemed print publication heads into its 61st year, they have paused to acknowledge the increasing surplus of imagery inundating our lives and ask, “What should a photography magazine be?” when the medium itself is highly in flux. To help readers wade through this visual flood, …