Image and Identity in Iran: Bi Nam at Ffotogallery, Penarth

Curated by Amak Mahmoodian, Bi Nam is a group exhibition exploring image and identity in Iran. This is the first show in the UK representing the work of a group of contemporary Iranian photographers.

The Transcendental World of Photographer Jordan Sullivan, Roadsongs, Clic Gallery, New York

Jordan Sullivan was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Ohio, Michigan, and Indonesia. He studied at the University of Michigan and University College London before moving to New York.

Piers Rawson: Small Moments: The Human Face of Semana Santa | Forest Arts Centre | New Milton

Carrying just a single, unobtrusive camera, photographer Piers Rawson spent several days on the streets of Seville during the Semana Santa Easter celebrations. Rawson was…

Roger Ballen, Shadow Land: Photographs 1983-2011, Manchester Art Gallery

Currently showing at Manchester Art Gallery is Roger Ballen’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, representing three decades of Ballen’s photography.

Capturing Moments

Jeff Hahn cites the work of Wing Shya, Paolo Roversi and Guy Bourdin as sources of inspiration, but when it comes to shooting, Hahn likes to tune out all distractions and focus on the moment.

Imaginary Realism

In Roger Ballen’s first solo show at a public gallery in the UK, Manchester Art Gallery presents his darkly playful and psychologically intense photography.

Capturing the World

Set in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House, The Sony World Photography Awards exhibition presents the best of the 2012 competition.

Photography In Mexico

Photography In Mexico, now on at SFMOMA, showcases more than 150 works by Mexican photographers as well as American and European artists who found Mexico to be a place of inspiration.

Intimate Narratives

In his latest series, Behind Open Doors, Creedon spent six weeks in Havana studying the complex and dynamic relationships of families.

A Question of Exposure

Tina Chang creates images that transcend their component parts to create a world where fantasy and desire dominate.

Reality in Context

In his series, Fake Holidays, Reiner Riedler traverses the boundaries of place by examining reality within the context of the staged and created.

Juxtaposing Time & Place

Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection is now on show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

A Peep Through The Looking Glass, Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool

Since their original publication in 1865, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have had an unprecedented influence on the visual arts.

Christophe Von Hohenberg, The Day The Factory Died, Coldharbour London Gallery

This December Coldharbour London Gallery will be exhibiting The Day The Factory Died, a collection of never-before published photos by acclaimed fashion photographer Christophe Von Hohenberg.

Photography Vs. Photography

This year’s August/September issue featured the work of Lara Jade, a fashion, portraiture and commercial photographer who has worked with brands such as Sony and magazines such as Elle.

History in Context

There are unseen lines that cross the earth, lines that make little concession to land or water but are owed and owing to both, through industry and habitation.

Industrial Realism

Lunch Break is an unsentimental, yet deeply humane, portrait that examines the changing roles of workers, depicting the drastic shift in the social, political and economic landscape of the 21st century.

Talking Images

This year’s Taylor Wessing includes thought-provoking and captivating works. Jooney Woodward won this prize for her portrait, Harriet and Gentleman Jack.

An Unfamiliar Reality

Camilo Echeverri’s series SuperWomen employs a deliberate reworking of visual vocabulary, subverting notions of nostalgia, happiness and myth.

Speak To Me

Each issue of Aesthetica features works by rising stars in photography from around the world. The following images are a highlight of this year’s works.