Posts Tagged ‘Lesley A. Martin’

Amy Elkins Wins 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize

Posted by on Thursday March 27, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Amy Elkins has won the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize for two bodies of work exploring capital punishment. The Aperture Foundation announced the prize today. For her series “Parting Words,” Elkins utilized the text of the last words of executed prisoners to reconstruct their mug shots and portraits. “These briefest of statements resonate with the... More

Cover of French Edition of Franzen Novel Appears to Rip Off Photog’s Book

Posted by on Wednesday September 7, 2011 | Copyright/Legal

The cover of the French edition of Jonathan Franzen’s bestselling novel Freedom bears more than a passing resemblance to Sanna Kannisto’s photo book Fieldwork, which was published earlier this year by Aperture. The similarity led Aperture publisher Lesley A. Martin to accuse the French publisher, Editions de l’Olivier, of creating a “copycat cover” via Twitter.... More