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Nataal and Galerie Number 8 join forces for a holiday sale

Reading Time: < 1 minute The festive sale includes limited edition posters, t-shirts, tote bags and one-off gifts, in collaboration with over 50 global artists. This Christmas, Galerie Number 8 and Nataal have joined forces to present the Joyeux Store: an online sale of limited edition posters, t-shirts, tote bags and one-off gifts....

Picture This: Habitat

Reading Time: 5 minutes In our ongoing series, six photographers provide work answering to a single word. Including text and work by Guy Tillim, Pixy Liao, Jack Latham and others, the images act as both question and answer to the concept of Habitat Habitat is home. It is a word we most commonly associate with wildlife...

What does Joe Biden’s win mean for wildlife conservation?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Under Donald Trump’s administration, the future of wildlife conservation appeared bleak, but what might it look like now Biden is in power? Graeme Green speaks to three wildlife photographers about what the new President-elect should prioritise The 80 million American voters, and many more people around the world,...

Thomas Prior frames eerie details in the empty landscapes of locked-down New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beautiful, ominous, and comic compositions animate the images that compose Amen Break: Thomas Prior’s reflection on the tumult of this year, as echoed in New York City’s urban fabric Feelings guide Prior’s work. His images exude the sensations he must have experienced when taking them: emptiness,...

How can visual language productively infiltrate environmental debates?

Reading Time: 5 minutes There is little doubt that documentary image-making has been instrumental in shedding light on the environmental crisis. Yet, the potential of abstract and even utopian imagery can be equally radical Science clarifies, metaphor mystifies; a simplification of the sacred tenet established during...

For Marton Perlaki, less is more

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the artist’s latest exhibition, Soft Corners at Trafo Gallery, Budapest, lightness and softness are central “I gravitate towards vulnerability and fragility,” observes the Hungarian artist Márton Perlaki in reference to his exhibition Soft Corners at Trafo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Unfortunately,...

An objective window into the history and present of small-scale Alpine farmin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shot over four winters, the photobook Via Lactea documents the lives of both cattle and farmers amid the harsh climate of the Swiss Alps Approximately 7,500 years ago, central Europeans began to retain the enzyme necessary to metabolise milk after infancy. With cows, agricultural development,...

Aakriti Chandervanshi photographs the sacred Kathmandu Valley on the cusp of disappearance

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the community continues to battle for the survival of ancient archeological lands, their beauty is captured in an intimate, black and white project, After Eden. It is believed that the settlement that used to lie between Khokana and Bungamati in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley was founded by a Hindu goddess. The land...

Jesse Lenz depicts childhood freedom and serenity amongst nature

Reading Time: < 1 minute In his latest title, The Locusts, Jesse Lenz transports us to his home in rural Ohio After years of traveling through the US in an airstream with his wife and three sons, Jesse Lenz decided to settle down. He moved into a farmhouse in rural Ohio, and began photographing his children, exploring their new home...

Elsa Leydier’ glitch in the system

Reading Time: 5 minutes In critique of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, artist Elsa Leydier corrupted and inverted the stereotypical image of Brazil to expose the realities of a compromised democracy Made in the final two hours of the 2018 Brazilain election, Elsa Leyder uses glitches in the system to expose the...

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