aperture i — Winter 2012, #209


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Aperture Magazine, issue #209, Winter 2012.

Exploring Democracy in America with Alec Soth and Brad Zellar, Chris Jennings, David Campany, Taryn Simon and Roxana Marcocci, Tim David, Sylvia Plachy, Fred Ritchin, Hank Willis Thomas and Deborah Willis, Alllan Sekula and Noël Burch, Trevor Paglen, and An-My Lê.

This is Anywhere Alec Soth takes a road trip with Brad Zellar A photographer and a writer report on efforts to make human contact in suburban America.

Picture Utopia by Chris Jennings A look at the American impulse to create and picture utopian communities.

All American: Five Photographic Books by David Campany A lineage of seminal photography publications about the United States.

Between the Image and the Word Photographs and annotations by Taryn Simon Interview by Roxana Marcocci Simon discusses a decade of her projects examining photography, power, and meaning.

The Neighborhood Ketchup Ad: Photography and Housing in Unzoned America by Tim Davis Photographers from Carleton E. Watkins to Todd Hido look at where Americans live.

Traveling Kids by Sylvia Plachy Two young women, rootless but content, touch down at a Maine farm.

Between a Rock and a Soft Place by Fred Ritchin The power of the media is quickly shifting to the hands of the people.

Triumph & Image: Hank Willis Thomas by Deborah Willis Thomas engages the history of photography as he examines issues of politics, race, and identity.

The Omnipotent Sea: Alllan Sekula and Noël Burch’s The Forgotten Space by Arthur Ou Sekula and Burch’s film investigates the mechanics and human dimension of global trade.

Images of the Everywhere War by Trevor Paglen The war on terror continues, largely unseen, in a multitude of forms.

Events Ashore Photographs and commentary by An-My Lê Lê continues to engage themes of conflicts, memory, and landscape.

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