American narratives play out across the pages of Schude, a recent Roads Publishing release charting a decade of photographer Ryan Schude’s (b. 1979) practice. Theatrical tableaux relate the minutiae of suburban life, which fuses fairytale Gothic with a lurid, technicolour pop sensibility, in which moments appear frozen in time. Intimate stage-lit interiors vie for prominence with monumental scenes of the American outdoors, shrouded in mist or filtered through dusty streaks of light. These dioramas hark back to a golden age of advertising; their pervasive nostalgia is enriched by the humorous microelements and choreographed tension throughout. Schude’s work has featured in prominent publications such as Time and Esquire, and was awarded the prestigious Prix de la Photographie (2012) and the Gold Award from PX3 (2008). These images provide a glimpse into his irreverent vision, chronicled in full in the photographer’s inaugural monograph. www.ryanschude.com.
The Photography Show 2017: Highlights
Aesthetica has compiled a list of top 10 exhibitions, events, displays and talks for the 37th edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.
Artes Mundi 7: Global Connections
John Akomfrah OBE has been awarded £40,000 courtesy of Artes Mundi for the 2016 film Auto Da Fé, chosen from six socially responsive works.
Astrid Kruse Jensen
Astrid Kruse Jensen builds her entire portfolio on dynamic oppositions; girls in dazzling red chase across black backdrops and glowing light highlights silhouettes.
The Next Generation
As part of Aesthetica's Special 60th Edition, we have partnered with London College of Communication to survey some of photography’s rising stars.
Icons of American Life
The work of American photographer Lee Friedlander, is at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, featuring pieces taken over the course of the past five decades.