Japanese illustrator Marumichi creates surreal illustrations in which food and everyday life merge together seamlessly. It’s as if a foodie went to bed stuffed and dreamed of food. In one scene a soft serving of tofu doubles as a kotatsu, keeping warm its users who don’t know whether they want to fall asleep or eat.
Zehra Doğan (born 1989) is a Kurdish artist and journalist from Diyarbakir, Turkey. She is a founder and the editor of Jinha, a feminist Kurdish news agency with an all female staff. She was jailed by the Turkish government for a painting of the destruction of the city of Nusaybin in 2017.
Kiki Fernandes is a gifted Brazilian photographer whose portraits of young women and expectant mothers are astonishing in their beauty and intensity. But what really caught our eye was a very different project: her lyrical photos of scenes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 classic The Little Prince, built in LEGO form.
These photographs were taken by Tom Wood at the Chelsea Ranch Nightclub in New Brighton. They belong to a prolonged period of visual negotiation between Wood, the immediate community and the wider environs of Merseyside.
First, we got to know Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. Then we met Baby Groot. By the time Avengers: Infinity War came along, he’d grown into a moody teenager, completely attached to his handheld device, or phone, as we still call them.
Ryota Kaji Kajita is originally from Japan, completed his MFA degree in photography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, worked at the University of Alaska Museum of the North as a collection photographer, and taught at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. He has traveled to more than 50 remote Alaska villages by a two-seat, light aircraft and snowmobile for scientific research.