Here’s a focus on five of the readers’ favourite discoveries, presented in March 2021 on Fisheye’s website: A., Bex Day, Margaux Corda, Maria Maglionico, and Juha Arvid Helminen.

1. A. – ou @gyoza_and_sake

The gallery of the mysterious A. – or @gyoza_and_sake on Instagram – is home to a dark and disturbing collection of images. Between the anonymity of the street and the intimacy of a hotel room, the photographer flirts with the borders of the obscene and reveals, with passion, a set of monochrome images.

© A. @gyoza_and_sake

2. Bex Day

“My approach? It’s emotive, raw, honest and inclusive with elements of surrealism”, Bex Day tells us. After studying journalism at University, the London-based artist turned to photography. A curriculum which influenced her way of planning out projects. “I like to construct a narrative before shooting so that each shoot I do is unique to me”, she adds.

© Bex Day

3. Margaux Corda

“As a woman, I am constantly questioning the symbols and representations of gender today, as well as the historical, emotional and family baggage we receive”, says Swiss photographer Margaux Corda. In Blades for Babes, she deconstructs the clichés surrounding femininity and reveals their profound violence.

© Margaux Corda

4. Maria Maglionico

“Reproducing a sensation, a visual impression, capturing feelings that are difficult to describe with words… I seek out things that can only be perceived through images”, Italian photographer Maria Maglionico explains. Her purpose? To express feelings that go beyond the framework of language. Discovering the profound complexity arising from the photographic act, the artist sets out to reveal the ineffable.

© Maria Maglionico

5. Juha Arvid Helminen

In The Invisible Empire, the Finnish photographer Juha Arvid Helminen violently draws us into a dystopian nightmare. Facing the viewers with allegories of our vices, the artist imposes a collective introspection.

© Juha Arvid Helminen

Cover picture: © A. @gyoza_and_sake