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Aperture | #222 "Odyssey"


#222В “Odyssey”

Spring 2016

The spring issue of Aperture magazine, “Odyssey,” features photography about voyages, journeys, and the captivating spell of wanderlust.

WORDS—The sharpest ideas in photography

Tacita Dean discusses her personal quests with writer Travis A. Diehl; Eric Banks traces the midcentury journeys of famed travel writer Wilfred Thesiger; Alexander Stille looks at Italian mountain-photography pioneer Vittorio Sella; writer Sean O’Toole profiles the documentary projects of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation, a West African photography collective; and multidisciplinary artist Taryn Simon speaks with Kate Fowle, of Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, about an artwork set for completion in the year 3015.

PICTURES—The magazine’s visual showcase

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen on cover artist Samuel Gratacap‘s images of refugees in a Tunisian transit zone; writer and curator Aaron Schuman follows Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs‘s recent travels from Switzerland to Mongolia; curator Brian Wallis on Trevor Paglen‘s underwater images of American communication grids tapped by the NSA; celebrated travel writer Pico Iyer on Jacob Aue Sobol‘s photographs along the Trans-Siberian Railway; photographer and writer Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa considers Carly Steinbrunn‘s appropriated and authored images of discovery; curator Natalie Bell on Egyptian artist Maha Maamoun‘s scenes of Cairo; Carmen Winant on Yto Barrada‘s trek along the “Dinosaur Road” from Morocco to Tucson, Arizona; Tokyo-based curator Niwa Harumi introduces adventurer-turned-photographer Ishikawa Naoki; and writer David Campany on Justine Kurland‘s road trips across the United States.

Collectors: The Philosophers, with contributions by:
Diarmuid Costello
Cynthia Freeland
Michael Hardt
Dominic McIver Lopes
Jerry Miller
Peter Singer

A List of Favorite Anythings by Dayanita Singh

On Portraits
By Geoff Dyer

Sara Knelman on Mieux Vivre (1936–39)

Object Lessons
Annie Smith Peck‘s Postcards, 1908

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