Welcome to Beauty for a Better World (BFBW), a project that wants to bring light, inspiration and new hope for the future. Together we can make it happen -and we should: because it’s up to us.

New in the Gallery:

Jef Paepen
Belgium
Emma Baetens
Belgium/The Philippines
Silvia B
The Netherlands
Vanity Police
United States
Giel Domen
Belgium
Guy Kokken
Belgium

New blog posts:

Hank Trout On Beauty

Some kind of beauty dwarfs you and makes you feel like an ant next to it. – Andy Warhol            …

‘This Now’ by Emily McDonald and Kai-Isaiah Jamal

This is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous videos we've seen so far about the lockdowns, as seen through the…

‘The Quarantaine Days’, crowdsourced by Mert Alas

A photographer/artist who we admire a lot is Mert Alas, one half of the iconic duo Mert & Marcus. This…

This is what 2020 looked like for i-D Magazine readers

Normally at this time of year, i-D Magazine reaches out to a handful of photographers and regular contributors and asks…

Obudu Mountain Pool in Nigeria

In Obudu Mountain there is so much to come across and there are several waterfalls to see. They have the…

Every email is a present

We pre-started our project ‘Beauty for a Better World′ back in July and meanwhile new photos and videos are arriving…

Optimism and beauty will save the world

Photo: Charlie De Keersmaecker There are people that can turn every heartbreaking event of their life into an act of…

SCHÖN Magazine and Domen/Vandevelde support BFBW

SCHÖN Magazine has published a wonderful photoshoot by Belgian photographers Domen/Vandevelde and an interview with trans model Mierijn to help…

Takashi Murakami: Cherry Blossoms and Pandas (2020)

Gagosian just kicked off its second season of Artist Spotlight — an ongoing digital series that highlights a single artist from…

Yayoi Kusama has written a poem to the coronavirus

There are many things these days that we'd like to say to Miss Rona: from "Why now" to "When will you…

Projects and people we love:

Young poet Amanda Gorman speaks out at the inauguration

If you've been watching the inauguration proceedings, you were probably awestruck by 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman. Reading a brand-new work titled…

Ensuring LGBTQ+ Feel Less Alone With The ‘It Gets Better’ Project

We are all about positive words to steer the spirit up, which is why the ‘It Gets Better’ project caught…

A Brave New World at Tate Britain

Chila Kumari Singh Burman transforms the front of Tate Britain into a celebration of bright lights and swirling colour This…

Widowed penguins comfort each other

Photographer Tobias Baumgärtner captured this image of two widowed fairy penguins looking over the Melbourne skyline. It has won an…

Cool art giving for a cause

Cause-driven cash-gifting platform Double Dutch, founded by photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin is a new initiative responding…

Annie Lennox and London City Voices sing ‘Dido’s Lament’ for Greenpeace

In this gorgeous video, Annie Lennox and London City Voices perform a choral version of Henry Purcell's ‘Dido’s Lament’ taken…

‘A Forest’ live by The Cure

To show that pure beauty doesn't always mean sugar and spice and all things nice, we present you one of…

‘I’m On Your Side’ by Michael Franti

Michael Franti is one of our favourite artists because of the human touch in everything he does. Due to traveling…

Create Your Own Opera!

Thanks to Google Arts & Culture you can now create your own song with Blob Opera, a new experiment designed…