Vince Aletti is a writer, curator, and critic whose work appears regularly in Artforum and Aperture, among other publications. Based in New York City, Aletti served as art editor of the Village Voice from 1994 to 2005 and is former photography critic for The New Yorker. Male, a book of images from his personal collection, was published in 2008, and in 2005 he won the ICP Infinity Award for Writing.
Stunning. -The New York Times Vince Aletti's Obsessive Collection of Seminal Fashion Magazines. -The New Yorker Photo Booth Issues is a testament to the abundance of marvelous photographs that haven't been digitized. -WSJ. Magazine A celebration of the collaboration that goes into a printed page. -Globe & Mail Style Advisor Issues is a testament to the abundance of marvelous photographs that haven't been digitized. -WSJ. Magazine The style bible of style bibles... We can't wait to dress up our coffee table with new book Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines... Almost a century of cutting-edge fashion suits and iconic outfits... Fabulous, darling. -The Telegraph's Stella An essential reference point for those with even a passing interest in photography, fashion and graphic design. -The Essential Journal Phaidon book that catalogues the seminal work of photographers like Irving Penn, Steven Meisel and others, splashed across the pages of magazines like Vogue Italia, V and Dutch. It highlights certain issues of these magazines, with notes from Aletti on why they are both personal and widely significant. -The Face Vince's obsession with print has seen him amass what is likely the largest personal collection of magazines in the world... His sprawling knowledge of photographers, art directors and celebrities is legendary... Vince's fascination with the history of magazine publishing might have led him to go to extreme lengths in securing issues that fill the gaps, but the resulting book has made it something accessible to everyone: the first magazine in Issues is a 1925 issue of Harper's Bazaar, and many of the spreads from these historic issues are being republished for the first time. -i-D Fall back in love with fashion editorials. Phaidon's new tome, Issues, is a deep dive into the history of fashion photography. -Grazia magazine As any magazine hoarder will know, there is a nostalgic kind of joy to be found in opening up an old glossy. Recalling the clothes we wore, the trends we tried and the celebrities we followed, their musty pages act like Proustian time capsules for a bygone era. For Issues... curator and photography critic Vince Aletti, a collector of magazines since 1965, has turned his own archive into a comprehensive study of the fashion images that have defined the past century... Each selection is significant and accompanied by a short text. While many of the images are familiar in their own right, here it is the reminder of their context - alongside text and straddling the gutter - which makes the book so special. -The Financial Times