Rolling waves, handheld mirrors and animated paintstrokes. The accompanying subjects in these vibrant portraits are seemingly simplistic yet awash with sensory and visual information. The selection is characterised by a sense of playfulness and spirited spontaneity, located in seamless environments where summer never seems to end. Each vignette offers a sophisticated and well-presented palette of colours, with arresting blues, striking reds and bright white accents. These appear alongside an intriguing mix of textures and layers – crumpled paper, blurry plant life and seamless horizons that blend into rippled oceans. Laura Perrucci and De Santis Matteo are a creative duo based in Italy. They push the boundaries of photography, developing and questioning the definition of image-making. Experimentation is fundamental to their practice – combining literary and cinematic references. IG: @ellegramm | @hereistheo.
A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, the V&A is showcasing more than 100 of her photographs from its own collection including original prints.
The fourth edition of the Colombo Biennale, perpetuated its status as an important venue for showcasing strong voices from the Global South.