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In The Street

Helen Levitt was a pioneer of spontaneous documentary photography, bringing the streets of New York to life across an 80 year career.

Imagined Cityscapes

LA-based photographer George Byrne is known for his abstracted, pasted-drenched Californian landscapes. His new series takes a fresh approach.

A Cultural Shift

Diffusion is Wales’ international photography festival. This year’s theme is Turning Point, highlighting the power of creativity in times of crisis.

Waste Age

“This is not just an exhibition, it is a campaign.” Design Museum explores creative approaches to tackling the problem of throwaway culture.

Art and the Ocean

“The sea and its ecosystems encompass us all.” Art appears across South Korea’s beaches, questioning our relationships with the non-human world.

Art Fairs in a New World

2021 has seen the return of some of the world’s most popular art fairs. But what do these creative gatherings look like in a post-lockdown world?

5 to See: Frieze Week 2021

Frieze returns to London with three concurrent fairs, offering new perspectives on conflict, desire, pollution and how to reshape the canon.

Visibility and Expression

Female in Focus celebrates the diverse visual perspectives of women and non-binary photographers. It announces the 2021 winners.

Intriguing Locations

In May 2020, Audrey Marquis bought her first camera. Lockdown made it difficult to photograph people – so she decided to shoot houses instead.

10 to See: Black History Month 2021

The Black History Month 2021 theme is Proud to Be. Here are 10 key arts exhibitions, online resources and events to explore this month and beyond.

Geometry of Space

Architectural photographer Hélène Binet might be best known for her long-standing relationship with Zaha Hadid. A new retrospective opens at the RA.

Beneath the Surface

A new exhibition in New York presents five artists using their iPhones professionally to explore the nature of identity in innovative ways.

Climatic Traces

Paleoclimatology is the study of ancient climates. Noémie Goudal responds to this research, reflecting landscapes past and future.

Dynamic Self-Portraits

Crescent moons, bending branches, manicured garlands and grouped balloons: these are the colourful portraits of photographer Fares Micue.

Planes of Existence

Kevin Cooley’s latest series reveal the struggles – both practically and psychologically – of inhabiting a planet we, as a species, are slowly destroying.

Terms of Engagement

African art has complex ties to the rest of the world. What, then, is the most effective way to survey its varied set of traditions, cultures and movements?

Abstract Formations

In the baking Berlin summer, in direct sunlight, German-American photographer Jessica Backhaus arranged a number of transparent paper cut outs.

Creating Atmosphere

These carefully constructed images by Ellen Kooi echo the work of Flemish painters, with a sense of tension – psychologically and geographically.

Worlds of Disconnect

Markus Guschelbauer’s colourful, closely cropped photographs speak to a world of disconnect, in which roughly a third of all trees have been cut down.

State of Mind:
The October / November Issue

What does it mean to be engaged? What does it mean to be bold? What does it mean to be different? These questions underpin Issue 103.
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