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Into the Imaginary

James Tralie’s images are windows into the imagination: otherworldly aquatic dreamscapes and relaxing, plant-filled environments.

A Neon-Soaked City

In 1976, photographer Greg Girard arrived in Tokyo. “Blade Runner-esque” had yet to enter the lexicon, and the resulting photographs were mesmerising.

Creative Celebration

Thandiwe Muriu is passionate about celebrating and empowering women, creating bright and bold works rooted in self-love, history and identity.

Fresh Visions

This summer, Fotomuseum Antwerpen takes the temperature of Belgium’s photographic talent, highlighting its most promising practitioners.

Imaginary Table Settings

Confetti soup. Soap soup. Cloud soup. Rain soup. Miguel Vallinas Prieto’s Suppen series visualises what happens when we let the imagination run wild.

Femininity Reframed

Fotografiska charts a visual history of Black women in art and culture – from colonial images to new works by female and non-binary artists.

Engaging with Nature

Emerging photographers from the Netherlands focus on our relationship with other living creatures, as well as our role within ecosystems.

The Power to Unite:
The August/September Issue

Our latest issue is a way to make sense of the present moment. Much of this magazine is about ever-changing landscapes: physical and virtual.

Dynamic Arrangement

Tekla Severin is known for seeking, and finding, complementary colours within her surroundings, offering carefully curated mises-en-scène.

Stepping into Dreams

In Erik Johansson’s surreal compositions, figures jump off from ledges with only a single balloon in hand; escalators emerge from forest floors.

Digital Playgrounds

The idea of interplanetary travel continues to make headlines. Borja Alegre’s three-dimensional renders encourage us to imagine other worlds.

Layers of Complexity

Alec Soth has become synonymous with the American landscape, traversing and capturing its diverse geography for over two decades.

Looking to Nature

Gjert Rognli takes a photographic journey into deep forests and across misty waterways – where surreal phenomena guide the viewer through the unknown.

Formal Symmetry

Alexander Grombach’s images document patterns in urban and cultivated landscapes, concentrating on symmetry and the tenets of visual harmony.

Bold Social Commentary

Cape Town-based artist Tony Gum pushes the boundaries of selfie culture, exploring tradition and heritage as well as mass-commercialisation.

Ambiguous Composition

Elina Brotherus’ self-portraits are playful, poised and open to interpretation, surveying the image of the Rückenfigur – a figure seen from the back.

Colour Photography

Decades before Instagram filters were a twinkle in the idea of a smartphone, Joel Meyerowitz developed a mesmerising, otherworldly palette.

Colour, Light and the Street

There’s a palpable sense of movement in Francesco Gioia’s visual world, as inhabitants pound pavements or hail taxis, bathed in contrasting light and shadow.

Glow in the Dark: Nocturnal Scenes

Lightbulbs have completely transformed how we live, work and play. Here are five Aesthetica Art Prize finalists who play with light in the darkness.

What’s On: Photography in 2022

Our six-monthly view spans the globe, from the Wolfgang Tillmans retrospective in New York to a climate-conscious exhibition in Vienna.

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