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:

Aya (10)
Syria
François Real
Morocco
Boris Dittrich
The Netherlands
ReiNarDus
Belgium
Caroline Lumia
Belgium

New blog posts:

Why Creativity Can Heal During Challenging Times

“Art is a wound turned into light,” said the 20th century French painter, Georges Braque. Words that so accurately resonate…

Fundraiser for BFBW

Photo by Domen/Vandevelde Until the end of February 2021 we are looking for donations via Facebook to support our charity,…

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…

Projects and people we love:

Charles de Vilmorin

Recently young designer Charles de Vilmorin got appointed as creative director at French fashion house Rochas and we love his…

l’Amore Vince Tutto

We love this beautiful and strong Valentine Day cover by Vanity Fair Italy. It shows a kiss as the symbol…

Love is The Drug

Neurologist Rebecca Saxe presented the most beautiful photo of the year. The magnetic resonance image captures what happens when a…

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…