In 1939, Semyon and Valentina Kirlian, a Russian electrical engineer and his biologist wife, discovered coronal discharge photography and dubbed it “Kirlian photography” – believing that these photos could provide psychic insights. “Aura photography” – as it’s now widely 1a known – is a specific type of photography and printing linking instant-film camera to charged metal plates containing biofeedback sensors. Jack Bowman is a studio portrait photographer interested in the revealing properties of aura imagery – at once visually compelling and conceptually ambiguous, with greens denoting healing and blues connected with empathy. Bowman references new age subcultures, with an air of the ethereal and immaterial.
Photographer and photo editor Rachel Howard explores cultural and socio-political issues relating to mental health, sexuality and gender.
Narratives of Community
Fabio Ponzio’s ‘East of Nowhere’ reveals a powerful sense of community, capturing Europe at a moment of transition and profound change.