Aperture: Vision & Justice


Vision & Justice
Two alternate covers
978-1-59711-410-3 (Erizku)
12 x 9 1/4 inches
152 pages
ZAR 365.00

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Aperture: The Magazine of Photography and Ideas

This issue features two covers:
Richard Avedon, Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, with his father, Martin Luther King, Baptist minister, and his son, Martin Luther King III, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963 and Awol Erizku, Untitled (Forces of Nature #1), 2014

“Vision & Justice”
Addresses the role of photography in the African American experience, guest edited by Sarah Lewis, distinguished author and art historian.

Guest Editor’s Note
Sarah Lewis

Collectors: The Jazz Musicians
Contributions by Wynton Marsalis, Ingrid Monson, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, and Somi

By Hank Willis Thomas

Bridget R. Cooks on Harlem on My Mind (1968)

Object Lessons
Thelma Golden on James VanDerZee, Christmas Morning, 1933

Frederick Douglass’s Camera Obscura
By Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Black Photographers Annual
By Carla Williams

Black Lives, Silver Screen
Ava DuVernay and Bradford Young in Conversation

Love Visual: A Conversation with Haile Gerima
By Sarah Lewis and Dagmawi Woubshet

Picturing Obama
By Maurice Berger

Carrie Mae Weems: Around the Kitchen Table
Reflections by Dawoud Bey, Jennifer Blessing, Katori Hall, Robin Kelsey, and Salamishah Tillet

Awol Erizku
Introduction by Steven Nelson

Toyin Ojih Odutola
Introduction by Claudia Rankine
Lorna Simpson
Introduction by Margo Jefferson

Annie Leibovitz
Introduction by Nell Painter

Deborah Willis
Introduction by Cheryl Finley

Sally Mann
Introduction by John Stauffer

Jamel Shabazz
Introduction by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Devin Allen
Introduction by Aaron Bryant

Leslie Hewitt
Introduction by Rujeko Hockley

Lyle Ashton Harris
Introduction by Vince Aletti

Radcliffe Roye
Introduction by Garnette Cadogan

LaToya Ruby Frazier
Introduction by Teju Cole

Dawoud Bey
Introduction by Leigh Raiford

Deana Lawson
Introduction by Thomas J. Lax