Aperture #224

Aperture Magazine, New York / United States

August 23, 2016

Aperture #224

Fall 2016


The fall issue of Aperture magazine delves into the relationship between sound and image. How have photographers drawn inspiration from music? How have cultures of image making developed in tandem with music making? Whether capturing an intoxicating performance, or individuals lost in dance or caught in an ecstatic moment of listening, photographs give form to the ways sounds move us. This issue’s features include John Jeremiah Sullivan‘s profile of William Eggleston and his long-standing passion for music; a conversation with Vancouver-based photo-conceptualist Stan Douglas; a remembrance of the legendary Malian photographer Malick SidibéVinca Petersen‘s look at underground rave culture in the 1990s; Vince Aletti on LP art; and much more.


Words—The sharpest ideas in photography

“Listening for Eggleston
A profile of the pioneering artist and his passion for music
By John Jeremiah Sullivan

“Photographs & Phonographs”
Two inventions that define the modern experience
By Sara Knelman

“The Producer: Stan Douglas in Conversation with Kwami Coleman
In atmospheric videos, the Vancouver-based artist riffs on disco and jazz

“Midnight in Bamako”
Remembering the legendary Malick Sidibé, who captured the rhythm of postindependence Mali
By A. Chab Touré

“Wild Sync: Lucy Raven in Conversation with Drew Sawyer
Exploring sound effects, animation, and the future of 3D movies

Pictures—The magazine’s visual showcase

Michael Schmelling: Your Blues
Introduction by Kelefa Sanneh

Katsumi Watanabe‘s Discology
Introduction by Kyoichi Tsuzuki

Total Records
Introduction by Vince Aletti

Newsha Tavakolian: Listen
Introduction by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Vinca Petersen: No System
Introduction by Sheryl Garratt

Santu Mofokeng: Pedi Dancers
Introduction by Joshua Chuang

Noisy Pictures: A Sonic Sequence
Contributions by Simon Baker, Martin Barnes, Geoffrey Batchen, David Campany, Jimena Canales, Noam M. Elcott, Virginia Heckert, Greil Marcus, Stephen Pinson, Brian Sholis, Matthew Witkovsky, and Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska


The Activists, with contributions by:
Alicia Garza / Laura Hanna / Peter Staley / Micah White

A List of Favorite Anythings by Pieter Hugo

Hinde Haest on Ed van der Elsken‘s De Jong & Van Dam NV (1912–62)

Ismail Fayed on the Cairo Bats

On Portraits
Geoff Dyer on Roy DeCarava

Object Lessons
Jonna Kina‘s Foley Objects, 2013

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