Aperture (magazine)

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Aperture
Editor Melissa Harris
Categories Art magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Founder Minor White, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, Dody Weston Thompson, Nancy Newhall and Beaumont Newhall
First issue  1952 (1952-month)
Company Aperture Foundation
Country United States
Based in New York, NY
Language English
Website www.aperture.org

Aperture is a quarterly photography magazine published by Aperture Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to fine art photography and based in New York, NY.

Aperture magazine[edit]

Inspired by the production quality of Alfred Stieglitz's then defunct Camera Work, Aperture magazine was founded by Minor White, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, Dody Weston Thompson, Nancy Newhall and Beaumont Newhall.[1] White, himself a photographer, edited the magazine from its first issue in 1952 until 1975.[2] He died in 1976.

The first iteration of the magazine closed in 1964. Michael E. Hoffman, a close friend and former student of then editor White, later restored the magazine, becoming its publisher and adopting a quarterly format.

The magazine helped publish a catalog by photographer Diane Arbus, a year after her death.[1] Museum of Modern Art curator John Szarkowski was organizing an Arbus retrospective in 1972, but the catalog had been rejected by all the major publishing houses in the United States and Europe. Aperture agreed to publish Arbus' catalog and it was released in time for the show as Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aperture.org (official site)
  2. ^ Lockard, Ray Anne (2002). "Minor White (1908–1976)". glbtq.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-21.