Aperture 198: Spring 2010
Edited by Melissa Harris.
In the spring 2010 issue of Aperture, celebrated Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin and writer Scott Anderson explore the "Iraqi Diaspora," through photographs and poignant interviews with refugee families in Jordan and Syria; poet and critic Alan Gilbert considers Walid Raad's conceptual documentary projects; Gerry Badger introduces John Gossage's first work with color photography, the series Map of Babylon and The Thirty-Two Inch Ruler; historian Mary Panzer revisits the heyday of Holiday magazine, a postwar travel magazine that boasted an impressive roster of photographers, from Robert Capa to Slim Aarons. Other features include a conversation between Swedish photographers Anders Peterson and J.H. Engström; German photographer Robert Voit's austere documentation of cell-phone tower trees around the globe; author Amanda Hopkinson mediates a conversation with two classic photographers, Marc Riboud and Elliott Erwitt; and Jan Tumlir, curator and professor at the Art Center College of Design and University of Southern California, discusses Zoe Crosher's project, "The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois." Exhibition reviews include Geoffrey Batchen on The Pictures Generation, Aaron Schuman on Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Giuseppe Merlino on Santiago Sierra, Shelley Rice on Darkside II, James Yood on Barbara Crane, Tim Davis on "New New Topographics" and Brian Sholis on Dance with Camera.