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Aesthetica #102

August / September 2021
Signs and Symbols

Inside this issue of Aesthetica:

A look at critically acclaimed The British Isles by Jamie Hawkesworth, which offers a portrait of Britain from 2007 through to 2020. The photographs, shot across those 13 years, capture the beauty and diversity of the UK. The title is highly relevant as the continued struggle for equality resonates now more than ever.

Namsa Leuba introduces her vivid images that explore the distinction between “looking” and “seeing” in an in-depth interview about her dual heritage and artistic practice.

A survey of Richard Mosse’s new large-scale project, Tristes Tropiques, which maps the environmental destruction unfolding across Brazil’s “arc of fire.” The series is an example of what cartographer Denis Wood has termed “counter-mapping” – a form of resistance mapmaking that exposes endangered landscapes, depicting the extent of human activities that threaten our climate and ecosystems.

2021’s Next Generation of photographers in partnership with London College of Communication, as well as series from Benoit Paillé, Karen Navarro, Massimo Colonna, Gerwyn Davies and issue 102 cover photographer, Thandiwe Muriu.

The final word comes from Centre national de l'audiovisuel's curator Daniela Del Fabbro on the ecological impact of agriculture.