20 August 2006

Aperture (Fall 2006)

The latest issue of Aperture is on the newsstands. I do not subscribe, but picked up this issue because it has contributions from Rebecca Solnit and David Levi Strauss, two of the vey best commentators on photography around.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once started a non profit site (infact it was at my loss of time and money) called africanaperture.com (now africanimagery.com - though I don't update it anymore). Aperture's lawyers sent me a cease and desist letter, claimimg I was encroaching on their turf. Most of the free online lawyers I spoke to said that aperture.org couldn't do anything since I was non profit and intended to stay that way. But anyway, I just didn't want to bother with having to think about it. I sent them a long letter questioning there integrity; did they really have the interests of the photographers in mind? I then offered to sell them the domain, they declined. I let the domain expire and I bought africanimagery.com just to be clear of them.

21 August, 2006 01:26  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Pillip: I am not a big fan of the magazine or the Foundaiton. They seem pretty much interested in the sstaus quo (which of course includes them as a central player). Generally they do not do too much that will rock the boat. I have not had any personal dealings with them and am sorry to learn of yours!

21 August, 2006 22:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a major photography magazine, they hardly have any photos on their website. All they offer are a few measly flash galleries. That, my friends, is the epitome of arrogance!

22 August, 2006 00:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently bought, 'Between the Eyes', by David Levi Straus, indeed he is a very absorbing and enlightening writer.

22 August, 2006 01:21  
Blogger Bong Tara said...

you've got

16 October, 2006 06:43  

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