Seasons of Change

Simon Norfolk follows Afghanistan’s central highlands across the four seasons, watching summertime bleed into autumn and winter.

Surreal Expression

Feathers, leaves, balloons, paper cranes and butterflies. Fares Micue returns to Aesthetica with her joyous, inspiring self-portrait series.

Free to Improvise

For French photographer Anne-Laure Étienne, taking pictures is as much about shooting as it is about freedom, movement and performance.

Stepping into Nature

Themes of empowerment, authenticity and play are central to Tamara Dean’s practice. Her works explore human connection with the landscape.

Storm on the Horizon

Elsa Bleda turns her gaze skywards, picturing lightning as it strikes tumultuous clouds. The images are made at midnight in South Africa.

Magic in Wilderness

Photographer Ellie Davies revels in feelings of mystery provided by forests, using the lens to address climate issues in the UK and beyond.

World of Abstraction

Dublin-based Sarah Doyle harnesses bright colours and experimental shapes as a way of travelling to and inventing vast new horizons.

Actions by Design

Colour is tied up with the architecture of power and control. Kapwani Kiwanga shows us how, in aesthetically pleasing, immersive installations.

Building a Universe

Origami boats sail through seas of paper-cut leaves in JeeYoung Lee’s constructed studio scenes, acting as windows to an inner world.

Beyond Narrative

We Need Colour is satisfying in its visual style and co-ordination: eyeshadows, backgrounds clothing and props are all carefully matched.

Creative Advocacy

Media representations of Africa are all too often based on clichéd views. Aïda Muluneh is pushing past these narratives with her surreal storytelling.

Aerial Perspective

A landmark show tracks humanity’s 21st century story, drawing attention to photo artists who are portraying the impact of industry on the Earth.

United Ecosystems

Global temperatures are set to reach new highs. Tomás Saraceno’s exhibition champions shared stewardship of the land, people and knowledge.

Shaping The Future

Photographer Sarfo Emmanuel Annor is fascinated by colour: drawn to the subject of African youth and its “power to shape the continent’s future.”

Aquatic Exploration

Alexej Sachov documents an emerging species of aquatic creature: the result of chance collisions between plastic pollutants in the deep.

Crafting Atmosphere

Cristina Coral’s imagery brings the psychology of space to our attention – a field exploring the impact of the built environment on emotion and mood.

Deep in the Forest

The works of Norway-born Rune Guneriussen are rooted in a sense of magic. Lamps appear nestled amongst lush green ferns and climb up trees.

Bursting with Colour

Green spaces are beneficial to mental health and general wellbeing. Viet Ha Tran wants to increase awareness of the importance of outdoor areas.

Unseen Landscapes

“There is a hidden luminescence in the wilderness of the American West,” writes Cody Cobb, a photographer and keen explorer based in Nevada.

Intimacy and Curiosity

Amy Harrity distils subjects’ personal experiences into compositions that evoke honesty and clarity, capturing the diverse breadth of human emotion.