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Vibrant Abstraction

Can a photograph be an abstraction? This is the question Barbara Kasten has been asking for over 40 years. The artist moves into video and sculpture.

Mystery in the Everyday

Michael McCluskey’s cinematic photobook is full of compelling images taken under nightfall. It leaves viewers to plot the beginning, middle and end.

Environmental Concepts

“The way to heaven out of all places is of length and distance.” Stefano Giacomello renders landscapes that offer a sense of freedom and visual serenity.

A Global Discussion

The 2020 edition of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is a hybrid model with both physical and
digital components, welcoming 35 exhibitors.

Arctic Stories

Evgenia Arbugaeva’s documentary photographs record remote landscapes and communities of the Russian Arctic through magical realism.

The October / November Edition

We are living in a precarious moment where the very idea of democracy is being threatened. Issue 97, Rebirth and Renewal, looks to a better future.

Fantasy in Reality

Julie Blackmon’s works are intricately composed, with busy details and hectic scenarios. In these images, accidents are just a stone’s throw away.

An Oasis for the Eyes

Brad Walls provides an alternative perspective of swimming pools, using drone technology and aerial footage to capture the shapes and colours.

Towards Remembrance

Phaidon’s Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey asks questions about the art of the memorial in an age defined by division, disconnect and isolation.

Physical Intervention

Ulrich Hartmann is a fashion photographer who’s pushing boundaries with an Alice in Wonderland– esque imagination and avid attention to detail.

Abstract Metropolis

George Byrne transforms cities through reduction and collage, rendering Californian streets with geometric minimalism and pastel palettes.

Objects in Disarray

Pia Kintrup’s horror vacui series speaks to the fear of empty space. Plastic bags and packaging are paired with onion skins and pistachio shells.

Virtual Blueprints

Mary & Davit Jilavyan spent the last few months of lockdown developing an imaginary village
in Mexico filled with rainbow-coloured houses.

Striking Composition

Jackie Black reproduces last meals of those who have been subjected to capital punishment. The photographer draws attention to social injustice.

Symbols from Nature

In the context of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Maïmouna Guerresi addresses the importance of humans connecting with the organic world.

Alluring Portraiture

Zhong Lin is a Malaysian Chinese photographer whose works are categorised by strong, seductive visuals that redefine the very notion of style.

Visual Harmony

As a lover of architecture, Salva López’s images build on abstraction, forms and lines, and looking for what he defines as “global visual harmony.”

Botanical Inspiration

Explore work by artists from the Aesthetica Archives who engage with flowers and plants, reflecting on themes of memory and renewal.

A Hybrid Approach

Ekow Eshun curates documentary and portrait photography from Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia for King’s Cross Tunnel.

Exhibitions to See: This Month

Discover photography exhibitions – both physical and online – to explore this October, featuring powerful portraiture and documentary images.