Looking to Nature

Gjert Rognli takes a photographic journey into deep forests and across misty waterways – where surreal phenomena guide the viewer through the unknown.

Formal Symmetry

Alexander Grombach’s images document patterns in urban and cultivated landscapes, concentrating on symmetry and the tenets of visual harmony.

Bold Social Commentary

Cape Town-based artist Tony Gum pushes the boundaries of selfie culture, exploring tradition and heritage as well as mass-commercialisation.

Illusory Technologies

Six of the world’s most revered NFT artists come together in a physical exhibition, showcasing the best in digital renders and built environments.

Ambiguous Composition

Elina Brotherus’ self-portraits are playful, poised and open to interpretation, surveying the image of the Rückenfigur – a figure seen from the back.

Dramatic Alterations

Maciek Jasik’s series, The World With Us, overlays hyper-real colour palettes onto rock formations, splicing, blurring and modifying the geography.


Creative Celebration

Thandiwe Muriu is passionate about celebrating and empowering women, creating bright and bold works rooted in self-love, history and identity.

A Neon-Soaked City

In 1976, photographer Greg Girard arrived in Tokyo. “Blade Runner-esque” had yet to enter the lexicon, and the resulting photographs were mesmerising.

The Power to Unite:
The August/September Issue

Our latest issue is a way to make sense of the present moment. Much of this magazine is about ever-changing landscapes: physical and virtual.

Colour Photography

Decades before Instagram filters were a twinkle in the idea of a smartphone, Joel Meyerowitz developed a mesmerising, otherworldly palette.

Imaginary Table Settings

Confetti soup. Soap soup. Cloud soup. Rain soup. Miguel Vallinas Prieto’s Suppen series visualises what happens when we let the imagination run wild.

Glow in the Dark: Nocturnal Scenes

Lightbulbs have completely transformed how we live, work and play. Here are five Aesthetica Art Prize finalists who play with light in the darkness.

Colour, Light and the Street

There’s a palpable sense of movement in Francesco Gioia’s visual world, as inhabitants pound pavements or hail taxis, bathed in contrasting light and shadow.

What’s On: Photography in 2022

Our six-monthly view spans the globe, from the Wolfgang Tillmans retrospective in New York to a climate-conscious exhibition in Vienna.

Artificial Ecosystems

Contemporary artist Anicka Yi collaborates frequently with scientists of different disciplines: microbiology, information technology and perfume.

Light, Shadow, Sculpture

Illusions, reflections and tricks of the light are entrancing. From mirrored sculptures to neon, these Aesthetica Art Prize finalists do exactly that.

Art, Life, Imitation

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” European Cultural Centre’s exhibition in Venice examines the world through this lens.

Visualising Data

Five Aesthetica Art Prize finalists have found inventive ways of turning information into something more: installations, photographs and sculptures.

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