Aperture was founded in 1952 by the photographers Ansel Adams, Minor White, Barbara Morgan and Dorothea Lange, and the photography historians, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, among others. These individuals wished to foster the development and appreciation of the photographic medium. Today the magazine maintains the founders' spirit, presenting a diversity of historical work, photojournalism and portfolios by emerging photographers, thematic articles, as well as interviews with important figures in the medium's history. Aperture has published the work of many iconic and emerging artists from Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, and James Welling to Walead Beshty, Sara VanDerBeek, and JH Engström. The magazine has also showcased the writings of leading writers and curators in the field including Vince Aletti, Geoffrey Batchen, David Levi Strauss and Luc Sante, among many others.