5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

This week’s must-see shows document traces of human activity on the planet. Photographers examine climate change, space exploration and life in urban landscapes.

Last Days of Summer, Blaenavon, 2018. © Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte James

It’s Called Ffasiwn, Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol

Captured in post-Industrial South Wales, Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte James’ series blends social documentary with fashion, portraiture, and landscape photography to draw an intriguing portrait of childhood. Until 25 May.

Florence Henri, Portrait Composition (Margarete Schall), 1928

Florence Henri, Atlas Gallery, London

Bauhaus artist Henri (1893-1982) is recognised for subverting the formal elements of photography. Often using mirrors to manipulate reality, the practitioner created multifaceted works that expanded traditional notions of space. Until 18 May.

Vincent Fournier, Svalsat#1 [KSAT], Adventdalen, Spitsbergen Island, Norway, 2010

Vincent Fournier: Space Utopia, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam

Utopian and futuristic concepts are at the centre of fine art photographer Vincent Fournier’s (b. 1970) practice. Space Utopia is a collection of nostalgic images documenting traces of interstellar exploration on earth. Opens 30 March.

André Kertész, Children and Shadows in Park, 1951

André Kertész: Window Views, Bruce Silverstein, New York

Recording fragments of lives within the city, Kertész’s (1894-1985) photographs are steeped in anonymity. Evoking a sense of isolation his adopted New York, the images tap into personal experiences – articulating feelings of grief. Until 4 May.

ANTARCTICA. 2017. NASA IceBridge flight surveying climate change in Antarctic. Aerials from a NASA P3 plane flying over Seelye Loop South in Antarctica. © Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum Photos

Antarctica, Magnum Print Room, London

In 2017, Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin (b. 1964) joined NASA’s IceBridge expedition to document the impact of climate change on the Antarctic. The results are abstracted, capturing the results of human activity on the environment. Until 31 May.

Lead image: André Kertész, Birds Eye View, Washington Square Park, September 25, 1969.