Aperture is unusual in the art world because it was created, designed, curated, and maintained by the people to whom it is aimed. In 1952 this title, which comes out 4 times per year, was created by a group of established photographers saw a need for a magazine that would highlight quality photographic art in a way accessible to professionals and casual enthusiasts.
“Aperture has been originated to communicate with serious photographers and creative people everywhere, whether professional, amateur or student… Aperture is intended to be a mature journal in which photographers can talk straight to each other, discuss the problems that face photography as profession and art, share their experiences, comment on what goes on, descry the new potentials.” (Aperture, 1:1 1952)
Over the years, the foundation behind the magazine, which became a not-for-profit in 1962, has grown into a major publisher, a museum collaborator, an e-book publisher, an event sponsor, and a collaborator in educational, museum, and benefit programs, all to support the visual arts in general and photography or image creation in particular. More recently, it has added mobile hardware applications to its cross-media platform.
In PERS, we have holdings of this title going back to January, 1965.
There is also, of course, a blog: http://aperture.org/blog/
Stop by and take a look!