aperture i — Spring 2012, #206


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Aperture Magazine, issue #206, Spring 2012.

Portfolios and Essays from Lieko Shiga and Mariko Takeuchi, Aurthur Ou and Walter Benn MIchaels, Robert Farris Thompson, Sylvia Plachy, David Campany, Paula Luttringer and Victoria Verlichak, Viviane Sassen and Aaron Schuman, Eugène Atget and Geoff Dyer.

Lieko Shiga: Out of a Crevasse, The Days After the Tsunami by Mariko Takeuchi Gathering a visual archive from the detritus of 2011’s tragedy in Japan.

Arthur Ou: Framework by Walter Benn Michaels Ou’s images play with representation, dimensionality, and meaning.

The Beat Generation: Writers for the Mambo Age by Robert Farris Thompson A discussion of how Afro-Cuban rhythms stirred the lives of the Beat artists.

Gus the Bear by Sylvia Plachy An intimate visit with one of the celebrated denizens of New York’s Central Park Zoo.

Precedented Photography by David Campany Campany considers the nature of originality with regard to three sets of images.

Paula Luttringer: Archaeology of a Tragedy by Victoria Verlichak A survivor of one of Argentina’s clandestine prisons finds the courage to look back, through objects left behind.

Viviane Sassen: Parasomnia by Aaron Schuman The Dutch photographer finds a dreamscape in Africa.

Eugène Atget: Mute Witness by Geoff Dyer An appreciation of the quietly powerful work of a French master.

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