Yto Barrada: RIFFS at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Yto Barrada’s RIFFS is a highly anticipated and significant exhibition for Ikon. The show focuses on the realities around her, in particular the process of the “new” into a society where the “old” prevails.

The Dead of Night: William Eckersley: Dark City at VEGAS Gallery, London

In our Dec/Jan 2011 issue, we previewed photographer William Eckersley’s book Dark City. Eckersley’s vision of nocturnal London dissembles the conventional imagery of built environments.

Caroline Achaintre, Sara Barker, Alice Channer at Eastside Projects, Birmingham

In the expansive industrial wastelands just beyond Birmingham city centre is Digbeth, the social hub and heart of the Birmingham art scene. Located here is a significant gallery, Eastside Projects.

The Happy Couple: Laura Stevens: Us Alone in Paris

Laura Stevens looks at the dark and melancholy aspects of relationships. Us Alone explores the moment when the romance of cohabitation is betrayed by the banal aspects of day-to-day living.

We Face Forward: Contemporary Art and Music from West Africa

We Face Forward is a season of art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester’s galleries, museums, music venues and public spaces, as part of London 2012 Festival.

Curator Liz Wells, Sense of Place, BOZAR, Brussels

The focus of the 4th edition of the Summer of Photography, an international biennale that focuses on photography and related media, is on landscape. Central to the festival is Sense of Place.

Near and Far: Landscape Photographs by Per Bak Jensen at 12 Star Gallery

It is hard to overestimate the importance of attitudes to nature and ideas around the representation of landscape in Nordic culture and thinking.

Subverting the Ordinary

Mel Karch’s images are more than just editorial; they tell stories with underlying narratives rooted in the cinematic landscapes of her shoots.

Beyond the City

Moving from Henri Cartier-Bresson to the pioneering photojournalist Eve Arnold to lesser known but historically significant figures, Another London examines the city’s landscape as a dynamic metropolis.

Sense of Place

The emphasis of the 4th edition of the Summer of Photography, an international biennale that focuses on photography and related media, is on landscape.

Seeing Innovation

Thanks to a programming policy that favours unpublished works, Rencontres d’Arles has been a leader in disseminating some of the world’s best photography.

Adriana Groisman: Voices of the South Atlantic at Ffotogallery, Penarth

Argentinian-born photographer Adriana Groisman’s Voices of the South Atlantic has been in development for nearly eight years and marks the 30th anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas war.

Image and Identity in Iran: Bi Nam at Ffotogallery, Penarth

Curated by Amak Mahmoodian, Bi Nam is a group exhibition exploring image and identity in Iran. This is the first show in the UK representing the work of a group of contemporary Iranian photographers.

The Transcendental World of Photographer Jordan Sullivan, Roadsongs, Clic Gallery, New York

Jordan Sullivan was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Ohio, Michigan, and Indonesia. He studied at the University of Michigan and University College London before moving to New York.

Piers Rawson: Small Moments: The Human Face of Semana Santa | Forest Arts Centre | New Milton

Carrying just a single, unobtrusive camera, photographer Piers Rawson spent several days on the streets of Seville during the Semana Santa Easter celebrations. Rawson was…

Roger Ballen, Shadow Land: Photographs 1983-2011, Manchester Art Gallery

Currently showing at Manchester Art Gallery is Roger Ballen’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, representing three decades of Ballen’s photography.

Capturing Moments

Jeff Hahn cites the work of Wing Shya, Paolo Roversi and Guy Bourdin as sources of inspiration, but when it comes to shooting, Hahn likes to tune out all distractions and focus on the moment.

Imaginary Realism

In Roger Ballen’s first solo show at a public gallery in the UK, Manchester Art Gallery presents his darkly playful and psychologically intense photography.

Capturing the World

Set in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House, The Sony World Photography Awards exhibition presents the best of the 2012 competition.

Photography In Mexico

Photography In Mexico, now on at SFMOMA, showcases more than 150 works by Mexican photographers as well as American and European artists who found Mexico to be a place of inspiration.