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.

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.

Responding to Colour

Teresa Freitas is a Portuguese photographer whose soft yet vibrant images experiment with the psychology of pastels, evoking calm, peace and ease.

Organic Collaboration

In Tamara Dean’s exquisitely performative images, humans are not simply living in harmony with the environment, but seamlessly become part of it.

Witnessing Deforestation

Richard Mosse’s latest moving image work uses satellite imagery and a custom multispectral camera to record stark footage of dieback in the Amazon.

Into the Metaverse

We’ve taken a deep dive into our Archives, finding five creatives whose works respond to – and use – emerging technologies: to critique, calm and imagine.

Illusory Buildings

Anna Carey’s photographs appear to be just that: photographs. Yet with closer inspection, it becomes clear that they are actually models in miniature.