Aperture #229
“Future Gender”

Aperture Magazine, New York / United States

December 5, 2017

Aperture #229
“Future Gender”

Winter 2017


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The winter edition of Aperture magazine is a landmark issue dedicated to the representation of transgender lives, communities, and histories in photography. Guest edited by Zackary Drucker, the artist, activist, and producer of the acclaimed television series Transparent, “Future Gender” considers how trans and gender-nonconforming individuals have used photography to imagine new expressions of social and personal identity, from the 19th century to today.


“Gender Is a Playground”
Pioneers, politics, and the next frontier in gender expression
Kate Bornstein in Conversation with Zackary Drucker

“To Appear as We Please”
Envisioning trans resistance in historic images
By Susan Stryker

“Eric’s Ego Trip”
One trans man’s celebration of 20th century masculinity
By Jack Halberstam

“The Marlow La Fantastique Show”
At home with Marlow, indelible star of the drag underground
By Diana Tourjee

“Rrose is a Rrose Revisited”
A look back at a visionary exhibition on gender performance
By Jennifer Blessing

“Burning Down the House”
An all-American artist’s radical portraiture
Catherine Opie in Conversation with Maggie Nelson

Mariette Pathy Allen
Introduction by Philip Gefter

Jess T. Dugan
Introduction by Chase Joynt

Kike Arnal
Introduction by Josefina Fernández

Amos Mac & Juliana Huxtable
Introduction by Jenna Wortham

Nelson Morales
Introduction by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Josué Azor
Introduction by Patrick Sylvain

Nick Sethi
Introduction by Jyoti Dhar

Sabelo Mlangeni
Introduction by Sean O’Toole

Tobias Zielony
Introduction by Arnold van Bruggen

Ethan James Green
Introduction by Michael Schulman

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