Photographs by Alice Pallot, Cian Burke, Dániel Szalai, Julia Klewaniec, Mark Duffy, Pauline Hisbacq, Ugo Woatzi.
Contributions by Aaron Schuman, Alessia Glaviano, Brad Zellar, Cat Lachowskyj, Charles Baudelaire, David Campany, Elissa Marder, Salvatore Vitale and Tim Carpenter.
On the Verge is the third publication of FUTURES, a European-based photography platform that brings together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists worldwide. Void joined FUTURES as a member in 2020.
On the Verge takes Charles Baudelaire’s famous 1859 letter – in which he outlines his disdain for photography – as a starting point to explore the role photography and art can and should play in shaping the future. Eight writers composed letters in response to Baudelaire to entertain, provoke, inspire and empower.
Just as Baudelaire lived through an era of radical social change in politics, science, technology and culture, we stand on the brink of a new era. Faced with the rise of artificial intelligence, the challenges of climate change, pandemics and genetic engineering, these letters invite conversation as we live, likewise, on the brink of a new era.