From nature to politics, here are 5 must-see exhibitions that will change the way you see the world.

Installation view of Incoming by Richard Mosse. Photo: Tristan Fewings

Richard Mosse at the Barbican

The conceptual documentary photographer presents a highly original and chilling view of the refugee crisis by using advanced new thermographic weapons and border imaging that registers heat signatures.

15 February 2017 – 23 April 2017, Curve Gallery, free admission 

Hellen van Meene, Untitled (79), 2000

Terrains of the Body: Photography From The National Museum of Women in the Arts

This collection display showcases photography and video work by 17 contemporary artists from around the world. Join them as they embrace the female body as a vital medium for storytelling, expressing identity and reflecting individual and collective experience.

18 January 2017 – 16 April 2017, Whitechapel Gallery, free admission

The art of algae, Pere Soler

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Always a must-see exhibit, explore everything from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes and discover how photographers’ passion for the natural world produces startling images.

21 October 2016 – 10 September 2017, Natural History Museum, £6.50 – £13.50

Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017

Wolfgang Tillmans at the Tate

From addressing vital political issues to intimate portraits of Frank Ocean, take a trip through Tate Modern and explore the work of one of documentarian of our generation.

15 February – 11 June 2017, Tate Modern, £12.50

 William Eggleston, Santa Monica, 1974, from the series Los Alamos, 1965-1974

William Eggleston at Foam Amsterdam

Take yourself on an American road trip with master lensman William Eggleston as Foam showcase 75 images taken between 1966 and 1974.

17 March 2017 – 7 June 2017, Foam Amsterdam, €7 – €11

Words Tori West

Featured image: William Eggleston, Louisiana, 1971-1974, from the series Los Alamos, 1965-1974