History notwithstanding, contemporary photographic work is apt in exploring a particularly strong affinity between image and affect, between photographic expression/ investigation and emotion. It is an existential platform, continuously discovered and invented by contemporary photographers, where images enable the articulation of mental states, emotions, human actions and relations, not to mention all those ingredients in human living where the individual, hers/his mind, heart, soul and body meet the perplexing complexity of the social. In Trinidad Carrillo’s eloquent and alluring colour photographs, the viewer attends to a vernacular world with moments of intimacy and strangeness appearing side by side. Imaging in the midst of the everyday, these are photographs of vibrating and musical qualities where clarity joins with enigma, precision with gentle ambiguity, ordinariness with metaphysics. Hyun-Jin Kwak’s explores collective relations, affects and behaviour, through intriguing and sophisticated social/visual tableaux, in particular focusing a world of young women. Carried out with exquisite photographic skill, her works captivating and mesmerizing, perhaps most immediately from their matter-offact surrealism. Yet these are articulate and rewarding images, in particular in their way of communicating both questions and proposals regarding the interaction of girls, women, humans. Or, more bluntly, how we comprehend (or do not comprehend) each other. In the striking and arresting works by Année Olofsson, themes such as aging and death, exploitation and attraction, the battle between generations in particular the familial relations like those between children and parents, including sexuality, the erotic and desire are explored and skillfully articulated. Equally provocative and humorous, Apollonian and Dionysian, Année Olofsson’s art is fluently gratifying in all its multilayered sophistication.