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:

Eylem (12)
Turkey
Hannelore Knuts
Belgium
Filep Motwary
Greece
Steven Laureys
Belgium
Tim Vanhamel
Belgium
Karin Hanssen
Belgium
Sir Paul Smith
United Kingdom

New blog posts:

Arts Thread x BFBW is live now- please join!

Are you an art school student or recent graduate and up for an exciting challenge? Then here's your chance! Beauty…

IG Talk on Vogue Italia with Sara Sozzani Maino

On May 11th, our founder and creative director Ninette had a conversation with Sara Sozzani Maino, deputy editor in chief…

Pandemic Highlights Urgency Of Mental Health

“It is now crystal clear that mental health needs must be treated as a core element of our response to…

Reasons To Be Cheerful By David Byrne

We often have the feeling that the media prefer to present bad news (clicks!) instead of the good. Is there…

Reach For The Sun

Waking up every morning, many of us will rush into the day, constantly checking notifications or crossing things off our…

Smiley Knows!

Let’s face it: the pandemic has been a real pain in the rear-end for a lot of us. It has…

You Are My Angel

This must be about the most beautiful alternative to a fashion show I have seen so far, with models and…

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…

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…

Should culture go digital?

The current pandemic has made people more aware of the walls that surround them at home: people can’t wait to…

Projects and people we love:

When Everything Fails, Love Survives

Puppet theatre in Syria, with thanks to Por Un Mundo Justo

‘Destino’ by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

In 1945, Salvador Dali and Walt Disney worked together on a short film called 'Destino', but due to World War…

Life Is Only A Reflection Of What We Allow Ourselves To See

Nature reflects in people and people reflect in nature. Installation artist Rob Mullholland beautifully captured this symbiosis through his mirrored…

Gorgeous Painting Alert

No, this isn’t a painting, it is the most detailed image of a human cell to date, obtained by radiography,…

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…

‘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…

‘Hooker’s Green Lake’ by Faye Wei Wei

The title of a new book from artist Faye Wei Wei takes its name from the shade of green used to create…

Hello there!

We love this image by the World Health Organisation, that shows alternatives to handshakes, hugs and high-fives. Which one is…

‘Window Wanderland’ in Portobello, Edinburgh (UK)

A fantastic community driven event took place in Portobello (Edinburgh) from December 6-12th, when people decorated their windows with mostly…