Abstract Metropolis

George Byrne transforms cities through reduction and collage, rendering Californian streets with geometric minimalism and pastel palettes.

Objects in Disarray

Pia Kintrup’s horror vacui series speaks to the fear of empty space. Plastic bags and packaging are paired with onion skins and pistachio shells.

Virtual Blueprints

Mary & Davit Jilavyan spent the last few months of lockdown developing an imaginary village
in Mexico filled with rainbow-coloured houses.

Striking Composition

Jackie Black reproduces last meals of those who have been subjected to capital punishment. The photographer draws attention to social injustice.

Symbols from Nature

In the context of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Maïmouna Guerresi addresses the importance of humans connecting with the organic world.

Alluring Portraiture

Zhong Lin is a Malaysian Chinese photographer whose works are categorised by strong, seductive visuals that redefine the very notion of style.


Aesthetica Archives:
Picturing the Moon

This week, NASA announced the discovery of water on the moon. Delve into the Aesthetica archives to highlight artists inspired by lunar imagery.

Concrete Platforms

Minh T.’s images are a reflection of serenity and hybridity, as well as isolation and loneliness in a network of concrete as it merges with the sky.

Through the Window

For many Magnum photographers, windows play with a sense of freedom and the boundary lines between public and private; outside and inside.

Photo Vogue: New Perspectives

Photo Vogue describes itself as “the first conscious fashion photography festival” – highlighting bold creative voices from across the globe.

Visions of Nature

Douglas Mandry has completed a new, dreamlike collaboration with luxury skincare house La Prairie, highlighting Switzerland’s natural vistas.

Altered Perception

Marcus Møller Bitsch’s most recent series asks questions about the nature of memories: their veracity and our interactions with them,

How the Future Looks

Luca Locatelli’s Future Studies project, winner of the 2020 Leica Oskar Barnack Award, visualises new ways for our survival on the planet.

Paradise City

Belgian photographer Sébastien Cuvelier’s book retraces a journey to Iran taken nearly 50 years ago, exploring contrasts in a changed landscape.

Timeless Spaces

Thomas Jorion is a self-taught photographer interested in abandoned places. His new book captures grand, forgotten buildings in Italy.

Heritage and Landmarks

Mat Collishaw has become a master of lens-based media, making reference to scientific and natural worlds through striking photography and video.

Between Two Mysteries

Carl Bigmore’s new photobook, Between Two Mysteries, captures the dreamy atmosphere of America’s Pacific Northwest.

Nocturnal Journeys

For three years, British photographer Joshua K. Jackson walked through the lamp-lit and neon-filled streets of London’s Soho at night.

Intersectional Photography

Antwaun Sargent’s new project, ‘Just Pictures’, is vibrant, fresh and full of life – a celebration of self-expression and a place where identity is fluid.

The Decisive Moment

“I am interested in that strange magic that occurs when things come together.” Harry Gruyaert’s painterly images of Ireland burst with colour.

Cycles in Nature

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is home to a plant collection comprising over 13,500 species. Artists respond with powerful botanical works.

IAAC 7: Contemporary Arts Criticism

The International Awards for Art Criticism are open for entries. Recent winner Nadim Samman reflects on contemporary art writing today.

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