American artist Gregory Crewdson (b. 1962) has been internationally acclaimed for his unique style – combining documentary voyeurism with a lustrous vision of contemporary life. Taking domestic settings as a focus, Crewdson is a master of conceptual narratives played out within the environs of the everyday. Cathedral of the Pines (2013-2014) is no different: evoking palpable tension in his glacial scenes, the artist transforms the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts, into a spectral land charged with undetermined human emotion. Each image is steeped with isolation and despondence – complex figures stand transfixed by their unresolved motives. A wintry landscape envelopes living rooms and outdoor sheds, perpetuating the characters’ closed mental states whilst impregnating ordinary objects with mournful lighting. As one of Aesthetica’s top picks for 2017, this series will be on display at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from 23 June. www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk.
Photographer Christopher Payne originally trained as an architect and has dedicated himself to the exploration of America’s industrial heritage.
The Bitter Years
The Bitter Years offers a poignant and heartbreaking insight into The Great Depression of the 1930s.
Degrees of Uncertainty
Concerned with observing the world, Kevin Cooley captures a profound and intense mood through his treatment of light, colour and object.
A formal background in architecture informs Parisian photographer Jérôme Bryon’s muted urban landscapes in latest series Grand Sud.
5 To See This Weekend
This week’s 5 to see reflects on the quotidian, such as Agnieszka Polska's reinvention of average objects to muse on the linear nature of time.
Interview with Future Now Panellist David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion, Cardiff
Last week's Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium saw David Drake, Director, Ffotogallery and Diffusion meet with a panel of experts to discuss the photography in the digital age. We speak to Drake about shifts in the medium.