Reading Time: 5 minutes Vibrant colour palettes, music and art come together in Carter’s electric fashion editorials
Reading Time: 4 minutes Noticing the disparity between social and economic opportunities experienced by young people in Morocco, M’hammed Kilito explores the effects that these simultaneously oppressive and liberating structures have on their lives
Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the shortlisted photographers for this year’s competition at Festival de Hyères, Geibl’s latest project untangles the distinction between reality and myth
Reading Time: 4 minutes Louise Baring’s scholarly book on child prodigy Jacques Henri Lartigue locates his photographs within the extraordinary era that they were made
Reading Time: 4 minutes Nominated for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Kusters reframes memory in a work that maps the atrocities of the Holocaust
Reading Time: 3 minutes The emerging artist’s candid editorials establish her as a powerful creative force
Reading Time: 5 minutes A solo retrospective at Tate Modern shines a light on the forgotten legacy of an influential artist who has, until now, remained in the shadow of her famous partner
Reading Time: 4 minutes Travelling throughout the Netherlands, Marwan Bassiouni examines Muslim identity through the windows and outside views of mosques
Reading Time: 4 minutes As a medical student specialising in youth and cognitive neuroscience, Claudio Majorana is not a typical documentary photographer. Having grown up with a mother in fine arts and a father in medicine, his attraction to the symbiosis between art and science was initiated at a young age, and his interest in photography – an artistic medium rooted in scientific process – came to him naturally. “Throughout my childhood, I spent tiSme painting in my mother’s atelier, or helping my father develop X-rays in his radiology darkroom. That’s where my interest in images began,” he reflects.
When Majorana was accepted into medical school at 19, he also began photographing voraciously. In the summer of 2011, he encountered a group of kids in the suburbs of Catania, his hometown in Sicily, and began documenting moments in their daily life, rooted in skateboarding culture and the general struggles and raucous habits that colour adolescent life. The result is his series, Head of the Lion.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Think about conspiracy theories and the initial topics that come to mind often occupy a realm that’s beyond an everyday belief system – stories such as the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot or similar tales that are better contextualised as ‘urban legends’. While those stories might not have much truth to offer, there are many other theories within the category that, although fantastical, contain far more fact than fiction. These include the secretive workings of those in power which lead to a mutual feeling of suspicion between the authorities, government and citizens.
What is arguably more interesting than the concepts themselves, however, is the way that some individuals compile their own investigative research on suspicious topics, creating accessible and expressive visuals soaked in data, philosophy, and their take on the truth. From 18 September to 06 January, The Met Breuer in New York will exhibit the expansive show Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, featuring 70 works by 30 artists who represent an alternative to postwar and contemporary art from 1969 to 2016. The media presented in the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, video, installation art and, of course, photography.