Aperture 194: Spring 2009
Edited by Melissa Harris.
The Spring 2009 issue of Aperture features an introduction to the curious work of the little-known early-twentieth-century photographer William van der Weyde, some of Sally Mann’s recent, intimate photographs of her husband, Larry, and a selection from Lise Sarfati’s most recent body of work, which focuses on the complex relation between mothers and daughters, with an essay by Sandra S. Phillips. This issue also includes Vicki Goldberg’s essay on Jiang Jian, an up-and-coming Chinese photographer; Anthony Downey discussing photography and human rights; and a moving photo essay by Jonathan Torgovnik that tells the stories of women who were subjected to sexual violence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. In other parts of this issue, Lyle Rexer takes a look at the unsettling and playful near-abstract photographs of Finnish photographer Pertti Kekarainen, while Jessica Helfand explores the inventive scrapbooks of two artists who died tragically young. Exhibition reviews include Vicki Goldberg on Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power, Laurel Ptak on Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Noemi Smolnik on Parrworld, Shelley Rice on Picture Paradise: Asia-Pacific Photography, 1840–1940 and Augusto Pieroni on Ugo Mulas: La scena dell’arte. In closing, issue 194 pays homage to Anne d’Harnoncourt and Cornell Capa.