5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

International photography shows explore human experiences in the 20th and 21st centuries, responding to economic, cultural and political events that continue to shape the landscape.

Seunggu Kim, from Better Days.

Greetings from South Korea, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing

This show offers a multifaceted look at Korean photography. Comprising works from the mid-20th century to today, it explores the realities of society after WWII whilst highlighting a new generation of artistic talent. Opens 13 January.

Gerry Johansson, from American Winter.

Gerry Johansson – American Winter, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam

Looking to the impact of industrial decline or economic downturn, Johansson’s images of abandoned structures traverse the deserted towns of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Until 9 February.

From the series Frères d’une île pas très proche, 2018. © Durimel, courtesy of the artists.

Foam Talent 2019, Foam Next Door, Amsterdam

The new pop-up venue Foam Next Door hosts the latest iteration of Foam Talent. 20 selected practitioners take an interdisciplinary approach to image-making, making sense of social, political and environmental concerns. Opens 13 January.

A Snicket in Halifax, 1937.© Bill Brandt Archives. Courtesy of Michael Hoppen

Bill Brandt, Vintage Works, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

German-born photographer Bill Brandt (1904-1983) is known for capturing the diversity of life in Britain through bold images and strong use of contrast. A wide-angle lens crafts unique interior and exterior compositions. Until 19 January.

Peter Bialobrzeski: Berlin, 2011. From Die zweite Heimat 2011-2016 © Peter Bialobrzeski

Die zweite Heimat, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

From 2011-2016, Peter Bialobrzeski (b. 1961) travelled through Germany. The resulting images document human-dominated spaces, focussing on the city, cultivated land and architectural forms to draw a portrait of the 21st century. Until 31 March.

Lead image:From the series Frères d’une île pas très proche, 2018. © Durimel, courtesy of the artists.