From UK beaches to Latin and Central America, this week’s must-see shows are defined by a sense of place. Each exhibition demonstrates a strong sense of local identity.
Comprising work by British photographers Martin Parr (b. 1952), Ken Grant (b. 1967) and Tom Wood (b. 1951), this new show records three decades of life in New Brighton. The practitioners offer unique visions of its streets and seafront, demonstrating the idiosyncrasies of the UK’s coastal regions. Until 25 August.
A visually compelling show, Image Building explores the changing dialogues between viewer, photographer and architect. The collection offers images from the 1930s onwards, demonstrating how lens-based media captures, enhances and reconfigures the built environment. Until 28 October.
This show examines the convergence between political and aesthetic upheaval during three extraordinary decades. Offering a platform to previously under-represented figures, it features 123 female artists from 15 countries, who work across a range of disciplines. Until 22 July.
Recording the structures that define the British coastline, Will Scott celebrates the iconography of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Evoking nostalgia, the pieces on display capture a range of locations and architectural styles, from Victorian to Art Deco to Bauhaus. Until 19 August.
Exploring human rights and cultural identity through documentary images, Meiselas (b. 1948) uncovers meaningful personal and geopolitical narratives. The selection includes vivid colour works of conflicts in Central America and iconic portraits of carnival performers. From 21 July.
1. James Casebere, Yellow House on Water, 2018
2. © Ken Grant
3. Yellow Overhang with Patio, 2016 © James Casebere, courtesy: the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
4. Paz Errázuriz, Palmera (The palm tree), 1987. Courtesy of the artist and Galería AFA, Santiago. ©the artist.
5. Image © Will Scott
6. Search along the highway to Léon, Nicaragua, 1979© 2017 Susan Meiselas