Aperture #225
“On Feminism”

Aperture Magazine, New York / United States

November 29, 2016

Aperture #225
“On Feminism”

Winter 2016


The winter issue of Aperture, “On Feminism,” arrives at a moment when the power and influence women hold on the world stage is irrefutable, and the very idea of gender is central to conversations about equality across the country, and around the globe. “On Feminism” focuses on intergenerational dialogues, debates, and strategies of feminism in photography and considers the immense contributions by artists whose work articulates or interrogates representations of women in media and society. Across more than 100 years of photographs and images, “On Feminism” underscores how photography has shaped feminism as much as how feminism has shaped photography.


Words—The sharpest ideas in photography

“On Feminism”
Contributions by Catherine Morris, Zanele Muholi, Laurie Simmons, Johanna Fateman, Zackary Drucker, and A. L. Steiner

“Modern Women: David Campany in Conversation with Marta Gili, Julie Jones, and Roxana Marcoci
The artists who redefined the course of 20th century photography

“The Feminist Avant-Garde”
In self-portraiture and body art, experimental pioneers of the 1970s
By Nancy Princenthal

“Sex Wars Revisited”
Lesbian erotica as critical rebellion
By Laura Guy

“A Taste of Power: Renée Cox in Conversation with Uri McMillan
From Angela Davis to Beyoncé, the icons and avatars of black style

“History Is Ours”
The legacy of protest in video and performance
By Eva Díaz

“On Defiance”
How women have resisted representational photography
By Eva Respini

“Beyond Binary”
New visions of trans feminism
By Julia Bryan-Wilson

“Our Bodies, Online”
Feminist images in the age of Instagram
By Carmen Winant

Pictures—The magazine’s visual showcase

Cosey Fanni Tutti
Introduction by Alison M. Gingeras

Gillian Wearing
Introduction by Jennifer Blessing

Yurie Nagashima
Introduction by Lesley A. Martin

Hannah Starkey
Introduction by Sara Knelman

Katharina Gaenssler
Introduction by Yvonne Bialek

Josephine Pryde
Introduction by Alex Klein

Laia Abril
Introduction by Karen Archey

Farah Al Qasimi
Introduction by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Martine Syms
Introduction by Amanda Hunt

Elle Pérez
Introduction by Salamishah Tillet


Brian Wallis on Leonard Freed‘s Black in White America, 1968

Eli Durst‘s In Asmara by Alexandra Pechman

By Martha Rosler

Maria Nicolacopoulou on Athens

Object Lessons
Les Femmes de l’Avenir, 1900–1902

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