5 to See: This Weekend

5 to See: This Weekend

Top exhibitions and events explore the impact of digital culture and surveillance. Looking at shifts in ways of living, these shows draw a diverse portrait of the present.

Ana Hoffner, Untitled, 2016. From the series Disavowals or cancelled confessions. Pigment print on baryta paper. Federal Photography Collection at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Purchase 2018, © Ana Hoffner

Humanity in Photographs, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

A selection of images from the Federal Photography Collection calls on the human desire to look at each other, from the development of portraiture to today’s culture of constant sharing of digital selfies online. Until 16 June.

Stefanie Moshammer. From the series Land of Black Milk.

Kraków Photomonth

For its 17th year, the festival takes the headline Like We Like It, celebrating the collective power of the image. Featured is work from Stefanie Moshammer’s Land of Black Milk, which examines the transformation of Rio de Janeiro. 1-23 June.

Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4), 2013, a mixed media installation at a hangar in Nevada by Trevor Paglen. (Courtesy of the artist and Nevada Museum of Art; Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco)

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Paglen blurs the lines between art, science and investigative journalism, recording the world’s infrastructure of surveillance. Shedding light on hidden sites including classified military installations, spy satellites and drones. Until 2 June.

Simon Roberts, Red Road Flats, Balornock, Glasgow, 30 June 2014. Courtesy the artist.

Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield

For the first time in human history, more people are living in urban environments than in the countryside. British photographers explore an evolving relationship with the natural world, showing how this shapes communities. Until 2 June.

B.A. Van Sise, Nicole Sealey. Courtesy of and © B.A. Van Sise

A Portrait of Poetry, Centre for Creative Photography, Arizona

Marking the bicentenary of Walt Whitman’s birth, B. A. Van Sise presents portraits of American literary figures which depict the diversity of today’s poetry scene. The show includes around 80 images of key icons. 1 June – 23 November.

Lead image: Stefanie Moshammer. From the series Land of Black Milk.