Aperture 199: Summer 2010
Edited by Melissa Harris.
In the summer 2010 issue of Aperture, David Frankel discusses the multimedia work of the Openended Group, three artists who utilize the latest technologies to expand the possibilities of image making; celebrated sculptor Robert Gober selects and introduces nine rarely seen Diane Arbus images; writer Mark Alice Durant explores the reciprocal relationship between photography and performance by examining a selection of contemporary photographers and their historical antecedents; Susan Morgan discusses Kelly Poe's project For the Wild, a dynamic engagement of photography, politics and correspondence with imprisoned environmental activists; and writer Aaron Schuman interviews acclaimed British photographer Paul Graham on the occasion of Graham's major European survey. Other features include a portfolio of new work made in northwestern Italy by famed Czech photographer Josef Koudelka; an interview with Richard Learoyd, a rising photographer producing elegant, large-scale portraits with a camera obscura; work by Stephen Dupont, a recent W. Eugene Smith Grant recipient, made in collaboration with Marines stationed in one of Afghanistan's most volatile areas; writer Michael Lesy, author of Wisconsin Death Trip, revisiting his days spent collecting snapshots discarded by a processing facility; and filmmaker John Waters riffing on a Lee Friedlander image. Exhibition and book reviews include Lesley A. Martin on The Provoke Era: Postwar Japanese Photography, Vicki Goldberg on Fellini: La Grande Parade, Andy Grundberg on Robert Bergman: Portraits, 1986-95 and Vince Aletti on recent fashion photography publications.