I see one earth - the difference between digital, human and animal life, the city and open landscape is much less than what you might think.
- A. M.
Born in rural New Zealand. His interest in photography was encouraged by his father and extended family. At 19, moved to London and co-formed the power pop band The Neverending Starts. Under the guidance of Magnum photographer David Hurn, applied to study Photojournalism at the London College of Printing. That summer, met photographer Tim Flach, changed paths, to become Flach’s full-time assistant.
By 2004 work on self-iniated projects such as London’s Du Cane Court had been shown at The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Photographic Society, Photo District News, Communications Arts, Creative Review and the Association of Photographers. This exposure provided a springboard for over decade of commissions for global brands such as Lexus, Volkswagen, Sony, Toyota and Nike.
Althought predominately active with a growing photographic pratice, other pursuits include a two year period as co-founder of g&A Studios; an artist run space in Sydney, Lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts, his daughter, a passion for surrealism, romantisism, home cooking and veganism.
In 2016 he received the Royal Photographic Societies Environmental Awareness Bursary. Transistioning into a new role of investigation by working closey with key scientists. Specifically, those engaged with human footprint since 1951, a recommended begining of the propsed Anthropocene Epoch. The resulting work illustrates fire ecology and urban development to express urgency for adaption. The project, Dead End, is now in its fourth year which now incorporates North America and Australia. The first printed output is On The Line was published in 2019.
‘His Interest is in the forced migration of people, both on small and large scales, due to economic,
social, political or environmental events. Whatever the scale of the event from the outside, those
affected by them experience them as life changing. The power of humankind to radically change
the lives of others of their kind, often for the worse, is played out in these situations with the
quiet menace of domestic upheaval. The interplay between personal experience and “the event”
is explored in the works. From the Balfron Tower, where tenants were forced to leave to
accommodate a wealthier class’s arrival, to the democratic Christchurch earthquakes and his
current project on the Horse River wildfire. With this latter project, however, a greater event of
potential epic displacement and catastrophe are brought into the frame. With this work, the
question which hovers over all the images is, where will we go, as a species, when we can no
longer inhabit the lands we have since our beginnings. This is the key question when we consider
climate change and it is a question which ignores all boundaries, borders and human created
- Juan Ruben Reyes.
Solo Exhibition, Wedge Gallery Sydney
The Royal Photographic Society's Environmental Bursary Award
Shortlisted for the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition.
Group Show, Syngenta Photography Award Show, Somerset House, London.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Commission
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, BMW, Volkswagen, Fiat, Sony, Nokia, Air New Zealand, Toyota, Tourism Victoria and Lexus.
Awards, Features and Publications.
2017 Wild Land, Wild Suburbs, Wild Energy featured in The Journal, UK.
2016 Royal Photographic Environmental Bursary Award, International.
2016 LeBook Berlin, nomination for personal project, International.
2015 Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition Judges Choice.
2014 Short-listed for Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, UK.
Judge for Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers, Australia.
2013 Capture One endorsement, International.
Capture Magazine interview, Australia.
2012 Lurzer’s Archive, International.
2011 Lurzer’s Archive, International.
Jungle City, publication, UK.
2010 Lurzer’s Best Automotive Photographers in the World, International.
2009 Royal Photographic Society, Print Exhibition, UK.
Speaker at Tate Britain’s initiative Raw Canvas, UK.
2008 Communication Arts - Photography Annual, USA.
Photo District News - Photography Annual, USA.
200 Best Ad Photographers worldwide,
International. Lurzer’s Archive, International.
2007 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide, International.
2006 The Awards, Association of Photographers, UK.
Photo District News - Photography Annual, USA.
Cones of Zonact, publication, Australia.
2005 Unrealised Projects, Vol 3, publication, Australia.
Communication Arts - Photography Annual, USA.
Lurzer’s Archive, International.
2004 The Awards, Association of Photographers, Sliver. UK.
200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide, International.
Creative Review, UK.
2003 Communications Arts - Photography Annual, USA.
Lurzers Archive, International.
2002 The Awards, Association of Photographers, UK.
2001 John Kobal Portrait Prize, UK.
Royal Photographic Society International Print exhibition, Silver UK.
AN for Artists, Feature, UK.
2019 Wedge Gallery, Sydney Australia. Solo Show
2018 Blatna Foto Festival, Czech Rebuplic
2017 RPS International Print Exhibition 160, London
2017 Syngenta Photography Award Show, Somerset House, London
2015 RPS International Print Exhibition 158, London
2015 Hidden in Plain Sight: Norwich University of the Arts, UK
2014 Flat 15 |12 Balfron Tower, Bow Arts, London
2013 Composites: Solo exhibition, Long White Cloud Gallery, Hoxton, London.
2012 2x2: Solo exhibition, Long White Cloud Gallery, Hoxton, London.
Disappearing Act: Solo exhibition, Long White Cloud Gallery, Hoxton, London.
2011 Blink: Group exhibition for East London PhotoMonth, Long White Cloud Gallery, Hoxton, London.
Into the wild: Group exhibition, Long White Cloud Gallery, Hoxton, London.
2009 Royal Photographic Society: International Print Exhibition, UK.
Lens Modern Exposed: Group exhibition, Daylight Zone Studios, London.
2006 Because your worth it: Group exhibition, g&A Studios, Sydney Australia.
2001 RPS International Print Exhibition 160, London
2001 John Kobal Portrait Prize: National Portrait Gallery, UK.
Alan McFetridge Photography Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 8174116 and VAT registration number 140932236