This week’s must-see shows document traces of human activity on the planet. Photographers examine climate change, space exploration and life in urban landscapes.
It’s Called Ffasiwn, Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol
Captured in post-Industrial South Wales, Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte James’ series blends social documentary with fashion, portraiture, and landscape photography to draw an intriguing portrait of childhood. Until 25 May.
Florence Henri, Atlas Gallery, London
Bauhaus artist Henri (1893-1982) is recognised for subverting the formal elements of photography. Often using mirrors to manipulate reality, the practitioner created multifaceted works that expanded traditional notions of space. Until 18 May.
Vincent Fournier: Space Utopia, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam
Utopian and futuristic concepts are at the centre of fine art photographer Vincent Fournier’s (b. 1970) practice. Space Utopia is a collection of nostalgic images documenting traces of interstellar exploration on earth. Opens 30 March.
Recording fragments of lives within the city, Kertész’s (1894-1985) photographs are steeped in anonymity. Evoking a sense of isolation his adopted New York, the images tap into personal experiences – articulating feelings of grief. Until 4 May.
In 2017, Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin (b. 1964) joined NASA’s IceBridge expedition to document the impact of climate change on the Antarctic. The results are abstracted, capturing the results of human activity on the environment. Until 31 May.
Lead image: André Kertész, Birds Eye View, Washington Square Park, September 25, 1969.