False Positives is an investigative series from Dutch artist Esther Hovers. Using patterns and data from intelligent surveillance systems, the images have been crafted around the detection of criminal behaviour in the outside world. Centred around eight different physical “anomalies” that are flagged by the cameras – such as clusters of people or slowed movements – the photographs focus on body language as a means of interpreting intent. Hovers’ wider practice looks at how power and control are exercised through city planning and public spaces. Her work bridges the gap between personal and private worlds, investigating where the lines become blurred through predetermined political and architectural systems. Hovers has been featured in galleries and festivals worldwide, including Foam, Amsterdam; C/O Berlin; and Circulation(s), Paris. False Positives is published by Fw:Books. www.estherhovers.com.
Minh T.’s images are a reflection of serenity and hybridity, as well as isolation and loneliness in a network of concrete as it merges with the sky.
Cig Harvey returns to Aesthetica with images from You an Orchestra You a Bomb, a new photobook that pays attention to the fragile present.
Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015
Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003) was killed by a landmine near Klfi, Iraqi Kurdistan, at the age of 52 while he was covering the war for the BBC. Such an end says a lot about the photographer who, throughout his life, pioneered street photography and photojournalism, paving the way for an entire generation of Iranian artists.