Page not found

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Search the Aesthetica site

1 2 3 460

Hidden Luminescence

“A strange fluorescence occurs when certain minerals and materials are subjected to ultraviolet radiation.” Cody Cobb captures this phenomenon.

Icons Reimagined

The Parthenon is an icon of global architecture. Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang draw inspiration from its once-colourful artistic embellishments.

An Unprecedented Year

99 portrait photographers chronicle the past 12 months through the eyes of everyday people, key workers and national treasures from across Britain.

Woodland Inspiration

There is an inherent sense of mystery about forests. Here are five photographers – all featured in Aesthetica – who put them front and centre.

Studies in Motion

German photographer Jan Prengel looks beyond still life – instead capturing flowers and plant stems in motion, over an exposure time of 2-3 seconds.

Unwavering Broadcasts

Mark Power visualises historic weather reports, imagining beautiful, daunting seascapes of blustering winds, endless rainfall and churning waves.

Tradition Meets Innovation

Studio Brasch’s new images, crafted using the latest AI tools, combine fundamentals of Japanese Ikebana with abstract sculpture and new technologies.

Between Photography and Sculpture

Bernd and Hilla Becher blurred the lines between media, documenting now-demolished industrial structures across Europe and the United States.

Championing Creativity

Jamal Nxedlana is intent on creating “an alternative image repertoire to tackle biased views of Africa”, whilst celebrating Johannesburg’s cultural pioneers.

Industry Abstracted

German photographer Tom Hegen’s aerial photographs investigate salt production, and the complex relationship humans have with the planet.

Captured From Above

The history of aerial image-making can be traced to the mid-19th century. Michal Zahornacky reduces man-made structures to lines, curves and colours.

Intimate Documentation

London Art Fair’s contemporary photography show returns, foregrounding artists who engage with Black and diasporic heritage through the lens.

Engaging with Curation

“What does it mean to collect and exhibit?” This is the starting point for a group show that contemplates the role of galleries and museums.

Beyond the Canon

Past and present collide in Omar Victor Diop’s work. The Senegalese photographer takes cues from western portraits to portray Black pioneers.

The Illusion of Space

Nothing is quite what it seems in the work of Frank Kunert. The model maker and photographer’s studio images depict settings that are slightly askew.

Future Vision

Vision is not universal, but instead deeply personal and subjective. Wellcome Collection presents 140 objects for visitors to view, touch and explore.

A Tribute to Devotion

What constitutes a photograph? Is it the moment the image is captured? Or the interactions that informed it? Elle Pérez focuses on the space in between.

A Moment of Transition

In 1994, Canadian multidisciplinary artist Stan Douglas arrived in Berlin. He wasn’t drawn to the core of the newly unified city, but to its outskirts.

Identity and Belonging

“Why do we feel that we belong in some places and not in others?” asks Lise Johansson, an award-winning photographer based in Copenhagen. The artist is interested in our relationship with spaces: how do they shape our identities? What influence do they have on politics, culture and social life?

5 Images for Winter

Snow covered fields. Icy lakes. Glowing lights. These five lens-based artists create works full of intrigue and atmosphere – evoking winter’s chill.

1 2 3 460