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Visions of an Era

American photographer Bruce Davidson travelled to the UK in the autumn of 1960. The resulting visual essay reflects a changing social landscape.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top picks for the start of January 2020 look at diverse interpretations of life around the globe. Storytelling is at the heart of this selection.

Visual Wordplay

There’s a metaphysical quality to Seth Lower’s images. The Los Angeles-based photographer’s new book takes everyday items out of context.

Inquisitive Photography

Sally Mann has spent much of her career asking unsettling questions. She documents America’s southern landscape using 19th century methods.

Cross-Cultural Dialogues

Over the course of 12 weekends from December 2019 to March, an art, music and culture extravaganza descends upon the Al-Ula region.

Radical Design

China’s intense urban growth, paired with investment and the emergence of a middle class, has created a fertile architectural playground.

Celebrating Female Practitioners

The Max Mara Art Prize for Women. The only visual art award for women in the UK, the prize is due to be announced in early 2020,

Collaborative Philosophy

The 1930s were a particularly fertile moment in British architectural history. Marking the Bauhaus centenary, RIBA sheds new light.

Illuminating Audiences

Large-scale installations populate London’s annual Winter Lights festival. It brings audiences together to sit, dance, play and absorb.

5 to See: Festive Light Shows

Aesthetica collates inspiring illuminations to see this festive period – transforming historic buildings and city streets in intriguing ways.

Micro Narratives

Nuno Serrão’s images consider how information is handled, shared and perceived, demonstrating a sensitivity and a curiosity for the planet.

Elevated Deserts

Greet Van Hootegem roams desolate desert lands, revelling in the subtle textures of mountain formations, lone huts and empty roads.

Moving Explorations

Lance Chang uses distortion and blur to enhance the movement and dreamlike quality of his photographs. Resembling the waves of the aurora borealis, his art taps into beautiful and, at times, foreboding worlds.

Individual Perspectives

Through video works Heesoo Agnes Kim plays upon the notion of dreams and deals with issues of identity and the social influences that affect how a personality is constructed.

Evolving Perspectives

National Museum Cardiff looks at the ever-changing story of photography in a new season, presenting work from four influential names.

Illuminated Landscape

A field of fallen moons shines at sunset. A sea of glowing spheres stretches into the distance. These are the sights created by Bruce Munro.

Global Transformation

Helene Schmitz is an environmental photographer. The works reveal humanity’s unprecedented impact on the earth’s wild places and landscapes.

Narrative Presence

American author Wright Morris started photographing in 1933. He recorded the aftermath of the Great Depression in the US.

5 to See: This Weekend

Borders, ecological crisis and the human condition. These are the themes explored in this week’s recommended photography exhibitions.

Evocative Moments

An anonymous figure darts through the rain. Smoke billows in the darkness. A sense of mystery can be found in René-Jacques’ images.