Visit the hottest place on Earth with photographer Aïda Muluneh for WaterAid

Visit the hottest place on Earth with photographer Aïda Muluneh for WaterAid

Set in East Africa’s Afar region, in the Danakil Depression—where temperatures regularly soar to 120°F—Addis Ababa-based photographer Aïda Muluneh explores issues around access to...
Apparat: Heroist

Apparat: Heroist

The Berlin-based musician enlisted UK Music Video Award winner Matilda Finn to present a creative response to his restless, snare-driven track. What unfolded was...
Boy racers in the UK’s youngest motorsport competition

Boy racers in the UK’s youngest motorsport competition

Best friends Finlay Damon and Harley McCarthy are stock car racers from the English Midlands. Come rain or shine, these young adrenaline-seekers compete against...
Eight unorthodox artists defining China's underground 🇨🇳

Eight unorthodox artists defining China's underground 🇨🇳

This week we kick off China Wave—our month-long program that puts the spotlight on the rising stars and underground icons using unorthodox yet intimate...
“12 Signs: Aries” by Gary Card and Ferry Gouw

“12 Signs: Aries” by Gary Card and Ferry Gouw

A new monthly series celebrating the iconography of the zodiac kicks off with some cosmic rutting, courtesy of animator Ferry Gouw and set designer...
Opening up the skin bleaching debate with musician and filmmaker Baloji

Opening up the skin bleaching debate with musician and filmmaker Baloji

Using his trademark assemblage of esoteric costume and visual metaphors, Congolese-Belgian hitmaker and filmmaker Baloji explores the practice of skin lightening in black communities....
NOWNESS Shorts: Actresses

NOWNESS Shorts: Actresses

Tensions mount as an aspiring performer becomes romantically involved with an established Off Broadway star in ‘Actresses’, New York-based director Jeremy Hersh’s award winning...
“Weavers” by 3.1 Phillip Lim

“Weavers” by 3.1 Phillip Lim

The designer Phillip Lim shares a new menswear film and his summer hit list in this portrait of the urban man on the move....
Daniel Askill directs a battle between human and robot w/original Philip Glass music

Daniel Askill directs a battle between human and robot w/original Philip Glass music

Shot in the Arabian desert with a haunting backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, Universal Machine is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a gifted...
How K-pop is changing masculinity feat. Suho, Jooheon, Taehyun and more

How K-pop is changing masculinity feat. Suho, Jooheon, Taehyun and more

For the latest episode of Define Beauty, Seoul-based music video director Dee Shin reached out over FaceTime to members of the biggest K-pop groups...