Aperture, the quarterly magazine produced by the Aperture Foundation, is relaunching with a new design, courtesy of London-based A2/SW/HK, a larger trim size, and a promise of featuring 50% more pages per issue. From the press release:
Presenting fresh perspectives accessible to the photo enthusiast and culturally-curious alike, each issue will examine one theme at the heart of contemporary photography, explored in two sections: “Words,” focused on ideas, interviews, and debate, and “Pictures,” offering a stunning and immersive photographic experience of individual artists’ projects and series. New columns include “Studio Visit,” “Collectors,” “Dispatches,” “Object Lessons,” and “What Matters Now?” The debut issue will include contributions by Charlotte Cotton, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Eva Respini, Jeff Wall, Christopher Williams, James Welling, and Akram Zaatari, among many others.
“In a time when photography is abundant on digital platforms, images in print—ink on paper—continue to offer a uniquely actual experience. We also believe that a magazine can engage photography’s changing narrative through thoughtful, accessible writing,” states the Editors’ Note.
Aperture, which marks its 60th anniversary this year, has endured despite the rapid and many changes in the photo world. We wish them continued success.
More details and a preview of the redesign, which debuts with the February 2013 issue, here: aperture.org/magazine2013.