From our Tar Sands Truth project, journalist Dan Grossman and I have self-published a book with the material from our travels. Opening with mining in Alberta, we then explore processing and transport to the midwest and Gulf Coast, ending with the shocking scale of consumption in the southern US. It is now available for preview and purchase in the Blurb Bookstore.
Alex is pleased to announce a collaboration with Orlebar Brown for their Summer 2015 Men’s swimwear line. This line, inspired by aerial photography, features two of Alex’s images printed on their iconic trunks. View the collection here.
From April 4th to November 2015, images from Alex’s Iron + Steel and Tar Sands series will be displayed in the photography gallery at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Read more about the exhibition here.
Alex’s portfolio has been recently updated to include more work on Tar Sands and a new series on Iron + Steel.
DETROIT BY AIR
Read Alex's opinion piece on income inequality
and the evolution of Detroit in December 7th’s
Sunday Review section of the New York Times.
Alex is featured in the November 2014
issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.
The article, titled “Below The Surface:
How Environmentalists Could Win the Keystone Battle
and Lose the War on Tar Sands Oil”, includes
exclusive images from Alex’s travels this year to
Alberta, the midwest, and the Gulf coast
documenting tar sands oil’s extraction, refining, and consumption. The images are accompanied
with text by environmental journalist Dan Grossman.
On December 3, 2014 from 7-9pm, Alex will be
speaking for Urban Forum in Ottowa City Hall,
Canada. The lecture is titled "Oil: The Sands to Suburbs
Connection" and will be open to the public.
The September 2014 issue of
Photo District News features
Alex's work on the Alberta tar sands
as a "Fresh Approach to Environmental Storytelling"
Through August 14th, Alex and journalist
Dan Grossman are fundraising
for a return investigation to Alberta, Canada.
You can read more about the project
and contribute to their Indiegogo campaign
via this link.
The July 2014 Issue of
Conde Nast Traveler
features Alex's work in an article
titled "Flight Patterns".
Words from editor Pilar Guzmán:
"A portfolio by photographer Alex MacLean,
taken from an airplane, reminds us that even
the most common summer pastimes
can feel utterly exotic—all you need is a little
change in perspective."
Alex's portfolio has been recently updated
to include his work documenting
mining in Alberta, Canada.
For a look at this material, click here.
A gallery of more editorial images
will be posted soon.
The Box Gallery in Kansas City, MO is
featuring Alex's images of the region
through May 30, 2014
The 25th annual MassArt auction
"Cut Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA".
Bidding is open online via Paddle 8
through the night of the auction on
April 12. For more information
on the event, click here.
Follow Alex on Instagram.
Read about the latest news from the studio
in Alex's Winter newsletter.
Alex is pleased to announce an
upcoming exhibition at the
Beetles + Huxley Gallery in London
from March 3 to March 29.
Promotion for the upcoming exhibition
has been featured in:
The Evening Standard
Alex's exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz
has been extended until March 2014.
Alex has donated a photograph to the
ArtCetera 2013 auction taking place
on October 5th at Boston's Park Plaza Castle.
Limited tickets available online.
To view or bid on the work please visit Paddle 8.
Alex has three photographs at the
Grand Rapids Art Museum for ArtPrize 2013.
The exhibition runs until October 6th.
Alex has a photo in the Sunday, August 18th issue of
The New York Times. Reshaping New York
Alex is on the cover of Architectural Record
August 2013 issue Landscape in the City.
Alex has been selected to participate in ArtPrize 2013
and will be exhibiting work at the Grand Rapid Art Museum (GRAM). The show opens September 12th and will be on exhibit until October 6th.
Alex MacLean has several photographs at
the Westport Arts Center. Curated by
Helen Klisser During, Bird’s-Eye View features
major contemporary photographs, paintings and
drawings from the Andrew and Christine Hall Collection. The exhibition runs from June 14 to September 8, 2013.
The exhibition, Views from above, opened
at the Centre Pompidou Mets on May 17th.
The show runs until October 7th, 2013.
CNN Photos launched
"Exploring farms from above,"
a photo blog with various agricultural
Alex MacLean wil be giving a brief talk at
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
for the exhibit New Work on Aerial Vision
April 25, 2013 6-8pm
Stubbins/Room 112 (Gund Hall)
Alex MacLean will be attending
2013's VRA Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
April 4, 4:30 pm - Meet and Greet
Aprl 6, 11:30 am - Keynote Speaker
Alex MacLean will be speaking at
The Arlington School
April 4, 10:20 am
Alex MacLean will be in Metz, France
for the opening of his group exhibition:
Views from Above
May 17 - October 7, 2013
Centre Pompidou Metz
Curated by Angela Lampe
Alex MacLean will be in London
for the opening of his group exhibition:
Landmark: Fields of Photography
March 13 - April 28, 2013
Curated by William Ewing