Aperture #228
“Elements of Style”

Fall 2017

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Aperture‘s “Elements of Style” issue investigates the role of style, dress, and beauty in the formation of individual identity. From the stunning studio work of Kwame Brathwaite, the Harlem-based photographer who advanced the potent political slogan “Black Is Beautiful,” to Collier Schorr‘s representations of the queer community in fashion contexts, to Pieter Hugo‘s portraits of young students at a Beijing art school, this issue reveals, across time and geographies, how fashion and style help us to see who we are and who we might become.

Features

Words

“Humanity, Visibility, Power”
Collier Schorr in Conversation with Matthew Higgs
Rethinking the contemporary fashion image

“Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful”
The photographer who revolutionized 1960s Harlem
By Tanisha C. Ford

“Who Was Van Leo?”
In midcentury Cairo, an enigmatic portraitist turned the camera on himself
By Negar Azimi

“The Cult of Walter Pfeiffer”
Youth, glamour, and the art of queer seduction
By Alistair O’Neill

“The International Style”
Global fashion in the pages of Vogue Hommes International
By Adam Murray

Pictures

“Joel Meyerowitz”
Introduction by Thessaly La Force

“Jalan & Jibril Durimel”
Introduction by Antwaun Sargent

“Nadine Ijewere”
Introduction by M. Neelika Jayawardane

“Helga Paris”
Introduction by Daniel Berndt

“Buck Ellison”
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal

“Olgaç Bozalp”
Introduction by Kaya Genç

“Bill Gaskins”
Introduction by Andrianna Campbell

“Is Fashion Modern?”
Introduction by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher

“Pieter Hugo”
Introduction by Stephanie H. Tung


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