APERTURE MAGAZINE #219
12 x 9 1/4 inches
Aperture's May 2015 issue continues the magazine's mission to offer global perspectives on photography by researching and producing specific editions of the magazine onsite around the world. Released in conjunction with the SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN festival, The Tokyo Issue aims to help foster a global dialogue about Japanese photography. The issue will introduce new and vibrant voices of Japanese photography, as well as revisit key historical figures and projects, through portfolios, interviews, and essay-length texts. In the magazine’s pages, Tokyo is not a mere backdrop for photography, but rather the character of Tokyo itself is explored as a principal protagonist within the narrative of Japanese photography. This immersive editorial approach will yield a rich, in-depth look at the city’s current dialogue around photography and will be essential reading for anyone interested in photography from Japan. The Tokyo Issue features essays by Ivan Vartanian, Yasufumi Nakamori (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Franz Prichard (Princeton University), Matthew S. Witkovsky (Art Institute Chicago), and features the work of Takuma Nakahira, Nobuyoshi Araki, commission work by Takashi Homma, portfolios by Cozue Takagi, Daisuke Yokota, Issei Suda, Mayumi Hosokura, Rinko Kawauchi, and Naoya Hatakeyama. The issue also includes an interview of Kikuji Kawada by Ryuichi Kaneko.